Jefferson State and the Alabama Community College System held a Military & Veterans College & Career Workshop on Feb. 17. Thanks to a sponsorship from the Alabama Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils (RC&D), the workshop engaged military active-duty guardsman, reservists, retirees, veterans and their dependents on the local services and programs available to them through Alabama’s community colleges.
The Alabama Community College System Workforce Division sponsored a $2,000 to scholarship that was awarded during the workshop. The scholarship can be used for credit and non-credit programs at the college, beginning with the Summer 2023 semester.
Jefferson State’s workshop is one of 30 across the state in January and February. For more information on veteran resources at Jefferson State, go to www.jeffersonstate.edu/veterans.
“Public community colleges were created many years ago to provide veterans with an opportunity to gain training closer to their homes,” said Chancellor of the Alabama Community College Jimmy H. Baker. “We are approaching 60 years as the Alabama Community College System, and we recognize that our greatest impact comes when we work alongside entities that are committed to serving the residents, businesses and industries of our state. The partnership with Alabama RC & D confirms that together, we can make available the colleges’ resources so that we can continue to serve those who have served our country.”
Chancellor Baker said the veterans’ workshops are among many efforts by ACCS to collaborate with associations who are already working successfully to strengthen communities.