Military and Veteran Education Summit scheduled for September 22-23



Virginia Department of Veteran ServicesThe Virginia Department of Veteran Services, in partnership with Virginia Community Colleges, will host the 2021 Virginia Military and Veteran Education Summit next week.

The September 22-23 summit, which will be held as a virtual event this year, will bring together administrators, advisors and faculty from the Virginia community and four-year colleges and universities, leaders of school, government and business leaders and representatives of student veterans organizations. There is no cost for Sign up online and participate in the summit.

The summit agenda will include a variety of presentations and panel discussions focused on veteran students, career planning, educational benefits, opportunities and community resources with a major focus on promoting advanced manufacturing and technical career paths in the Commonwealth.

“Military-related students are a growing segment of higher education at community colleges and four-year educational institutions in Virginia,” said Martina Murray, director of education programs at the Virginia Department of Veterans Services. “There is great diversity among these students in terms of demographics and their service history. This is why it is so important to develop comprehensive and targeted support services for these unique students.

“Here in Virginia, we recognize the valuable contributions our veteran students make to the economic vitality of our state. Our goal is to ensure that with our partner educational institutions, we can direct them to successful positions in the civilian workforce and in particular to jobs in the manufacturing and advanced technology sectors. growing, ”said Patrice Jones, VDVS Educational Workforce Manager.

For more information on the Virtual Virginia Military and Veterans Education Summit, including how to register and participate, visit or contact Bobbie Blakely, VMES President, at 804.310.0609 or [email protected].



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