BOAZ, Ala. – Local military active-duty, guardsmen, reservists, retirees, veterans and their dependents will soon have an opportunity to learn about the services and programs available to them at Snead State Community College.
In partnership with the Alabama Community College System and the Alabama Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils, Snead State will host a Military and Veterans College, Career and Apprenticeship Workshop on Thursday, Jan. 26.
“Veterans hold a special place in my heart, as my father served in the military,” said Snead State President Dr. Joe Whitmore. “We are excited to partner with Alabama Community College System and the Alabama Association of RC&D Councils to host this workshop and share how Snead State Community College is equipped to help the many brave men and women, who have served our country, and their dependents, further their education and pursue a multitude of career opportunities that await them.”
Topics of discussion will include an introduction of career programs and pathways; veteran and college career services; apprenticeship and work-based learning opportunities, information on financial aid, scholarship, GI Bill and VA education benefits; campus life; and how to enroll, among others.
There will also be a Veterans in Industry Panel, consisting of local business and community partners who will speak on the value of veterans in key industry sectors and occupations, and the avenues to pursue such careers.
The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside Room 104 of the McCain Student Center, located at 102 Elder St., Boaz. Lunch will be provided for military and their families from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Prospective attendees are encouraged to register for the workshop at snead.edu/veteransworkshop.