Kirtland Community College and the Michigan Veteran Education Initiative is bringing together community partners, college reps, employers, benefits counselors and others for a “one-stop shop” Veteran Expo on March 31, 2016 from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. The event is located at 10775 N. St. Helen Road, Roscommon, Mich. in the student center. This event is free and open to the public.
There are more than 600,000 veterans living in Michigan, which is the 11th highest veteran population in the United States of America. Between 30,000 and 50,000 veterans are expected to return home to Michigan in the next couple years, seeking out all the benefits that they are entitled to. Many of these benefits will help to ease with the transition from the military environment to the civilian environment. Veterans seeking help on accessing these benefits can come to the veteran expo and receive help in a face to face manner.
“From employment and education resources to health care and utility assistance, the expo has something for veterans of all eras,” said, Chris Stanton the veteran resource representative for Mid-Michigan Community College. “We’re excited about the many participating veteran service organizations who are participating to make this event a successful way we can give back to those who have served our nation.”
The Michigan Veteran Education Initiative is an effort to support veterans transitioning to civilian life and to aid in their pursuit of a college education. This new program provides one-on-one support to help the thousands of veterans who enroll in Michigan’s educational institutions by providing outreach services, support and information.