January 11, 2023 – A resource workshop for Alabama’s active-duty military, veterans, and their families will be held on Tuesday, January 31 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the D-Rooms on the College’s Martin Campus. The event is free to participants through a sponsorship from the Alabama Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils (RC&D). To register, visit Shelton State Military and Veterans Workshop.
The Alabama Association of RC&D Councils includes nine Councils that depend on the leadership, abilities and unique skills of the individuals within the communities they serve. The high level of volunteer commitment and credibility has made RC&D one of the most successful delivery systems in Alabama. RC&D Councils are dedicated to conserving, enhancing, and developing Alabama to make our state a better place to live, work, and play.
Part of a System-wide initiative, the workshop will engage military active-duty, guardsmen, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their dependents on the local services and programs available through Alabama community colleges. Services include access to service officers, educational benefits, apprenticeships, career services, mental health support, and credentials.
During a press conference at the State House on Tuesday, Alabama RC&D Executive Director Katie Conner said that the workshops will give veterans across Alabama access to valuable resources in convenient locations.
“The Alabama Community College System’s proposal to host workshops to help our veterans gives RC&D councils in every region of the state the opportunity to deliver essential information regarding education and employment opportunities for those who have done so much for our country,” Conner said.
“The veterans’ workshops and luncheons throughout the state are bound to welcome veterans who want to learn what services are available to them within their local communities,” Commissioner Kent Davis of the Alabama Department of Veteran Affairs said. “I applaud Alabama RC&D and the Alabama Community College System for building a program that serves those who have served and are currently serving.”
Jimmy H. Baker, Chancellor of the Alabama Community College System, said the veterans’ workshops are among many efforts by the System to collaborate with associations that are already working successfully to strengthen communities.
“Public community colleges were created many years ago to provide veterans with an opportunity to gain training closer to their homes. 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,” Baker said. “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.”
A complete schedule of workshops across the state can be found at ACCS Veterans Workshops. For more information about Shelton State’s upcoming workshop, contact Eric Prewitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.