Wallace State Community College is partnering with the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) and the Alabama Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils (RC&D) to offer a workshop for the Alabama military, veterans and their families to learn more about the Am Find out about the opportunities available to college.
The RC&D sponsored ACCS Military and Veterans College and Career Workshop will be held Thursday, February 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the James C. Bailey Center. Lunch will be provided so attendees are asked to register in advance at https://www.wallacestate.edu/militarycareerworkshop.
The workshops will engage military activists, guardsmen, reservists, retirees, veterans and their families in the local services and programs available to them in the Wallace State. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about academic, STEM, health sciences, and technology programs at Wallace State. You can meet with financial aid staff to learn more about using veteran benefits, student resources, apprenticeships, career services, mental health support, credentials and more.
Attendees at the event will participate in grants from WSCC and ACCS worth up to $2,000.
During a press conference at the State House earlier this month, Alabama RC&D executive director Katie Conner said the workshops will give veterans across Alabama access to valuable resources available in one convenient location.
“The Alabama Community College System’s proposal to host workshops to help our veterans gives RC&D councils in every region of the state the opportunity to provide essential information about educational and employment opportunities to those who have done so much for our country ‘ said Conner.
Veterans attend Alabama’s community colleges for academic or professional training.
“The Veterans’ Workshops and Luncheons statewide welcome veterans who want to learn about the services available to them in their local communities,” said Commissioner Kent Davis of the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs.
“I applaud Alabama RC&D and the Alabama Community College System for building a program that serves those who have served and are currently serving.”
“The resources available to the Alabama military community are valuable assets that our service members, our veterans and our families should be aware of,” said Maj. Gen. Sheryl E. Gordon, adjutant general of the Alabama National Guard.
“There are endless opportunities for our Alabama service members to achieve their personal and professional goals, and I am pleased that so many of these programs are coming to light. We appreciate the efforts of the Alabama Community College System and the Alabama Association of RC&D Councils to bring these opportunities to the fore.”
Jimmy H. Baker, chancellor of the Alabama Community College System, said the veteran workshops are among the system’s many efforts to partner with associations that are already successfully working to strengthen communities.
“Public community colleges were established many years ago to give veterans the opportunity to get an education closer to where they live. As we approach 60 years as the Alabama Community College System, we recognize that our greatest impact will be made when we partner with institutions that are committed to serving our state’s citizens, businesses and industries,” Baker said. “The partnership with Alabama RC&D validates that together we can make the colleges’ resources available so we can continue to serve those who have served our country.”
Repeatedly recognized as a Military Friendly College, Wallace State offers a Veterans Corner where students can meet, learn and relax. Veterans Corner is located on the 6th floor of the Wallace State Library.