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State development group, Northwest-Shoals CC aiding veterans

MUSCLE SHOALS — Northwest-Shoals Community College will host a resource workshop next month for active-duty military, veterans, and their families. The Alabama Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils is sponsoring the program.

The series of workshops is hosted by the Alabama Community College System and run through Feb. 28 at community colleges across the state. The Northwest-Shoals workshop is Feb. 21 in building 110 on the Shoals campus beginning at 10 a.m. The workshop will also include lunch. To register for the workshop, complete the form at nwscc.edu/community-matters.

The workshops will provide information on the local services and programs available through Alabama’s community colleges to veterans, active-duty personnel and their dependents.

“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 deliver essential information regarding education and employment opportunities for those who have done so much for our country,” said Katie Conner, executive director of the Alabama RC&D.

Veterans attend Alabama’s community colleges for academic or workforce training.

“The veterans’ workshops and luncheons throughout the state are bound to welcome veterans who want to learn what services are available to them within their local communities,” said Commissioner Kent Davis of the Alabama Department of Veteran 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 services include access to veterans service officers, veteran’s educational benefits, apprenticeships, career services, mental health support, and credentials.

“The resources available to Alabama’s military community are valuable benefits of which our service members, our veterans, and our families should be aware,” said Maj. Gen. Sheryl E. Gordon, Adjutant General of the Alabama National Guard. “There are infinite opportunities for our Alabama service members to reach their personal and professional goals and I am excited to see so many of these programs brought to light.

“We appreciate the efforts of the Alabama Community College System and Alabama Association of RC&D Councils to bring these opportunities to the forefront.”

 

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