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Veterans attend Job Fair at VGCC

The Civic Center on Vance-Granville Community College’s Main Campus in Vance County hosted the “Employ-A-Veteran” Career Fair on Nov. 7. The eighth annual event, organized by the N.C. Division of Workforce Solutions in partnership with VGCC, the Kerr-Tar Workforce Development Board, Global Management Systems Inc., local veterans’ organizations and local employers, was designed to help area residents, especially veterans of the U.S. armed services, find jobs and develop job readiness.


A number of businesses and organizations were on hand to provide resources, receive resumes and talk with potential future employees. VGCC staff members were also on hand to offer information on the college’s various job training programs that can help veterans obtain skills and start new careers.


Pictured above: Kyle Fitts (left) of Henderson, a United States Marine Corps veteran, talks with Kenneth Wilson (center), VGCC’s project manager for the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant , and Zane Styers (right), TAACCCT recruitment, retention and completion coach, during the event. The grant provides support to veterans, as well as the unemployed and underemployed, to train for new careers in two high-demand fields: Mechatronics Engineering Technology and Welding Technology . Another source of grant funding at VGCC, the North Carolina Back-to-Work program, also helps military veterans.


In addition to the TAACCCT program, other VGCC departments, including Continuing Education, Career Services, Student Activities and Financial Aid, were represented at the career fair. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides educational assistance to numerous VGCC students, including both veterans and certain eligible dependents of veterans. VGCC is an eligible institution for VA education benefits for all chapters of the G.I. Bill. For more information on educational and training services for veterans, call the VGCC Financial Aid Office at (252) 738-3421.