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MILITARY RESOURCE FAIR: TRANSITION TO EDUCATION TO EMPLOYMENT
TCC event offers resources, support for military and their families: Feb. 28


SOUTH HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (Feb. 20, 2012) – In its tradition of service to the military and veterans, Tidewater Community College has joined forces with the Virginia Employment Commission and Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, Region 5 to hold a free, public Military Resource Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at TCC’s Virginia Beach Campus, Advanced Technology Center Theater.

The event offers an opportunity to network with local military-related organizations dedicated to serving active duty, reserves, National Guard, Coast Guard, veterans, family members and military-related civilians.

Representatives from nearly 50 organizations from the Hampton Roads community will be on hand to answer questions and discuss support services including education, financial aid, employment, mental health and family and veteran support.

Here’s a sampling of participants: Fleet and Family Support Center; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Virginia Military OneSource; Blue Star Moms of Hampton Roads; Hampton Roads Veterans Outreach Center; MyCAA; Military and Veteran Student Association for TCC; Peninsula Worklink; Opportunity Inc. of Hampton Roads; Vet Center Readjustment Counseling Service Dept. of Veterans Affairs; Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education; and VA Suicide Prevention, Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences/VA Medical Center.

For a list of organizations in attendance, see the TCC Military website, www.tcc.edu/military.

For directions, see http://www.tcc.edu/welcome/locations/ and look under ‘Virginia Beach Campus.’ For other questions, call (757) 822-7777.
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Laurie White
Communications
757-822-1085

Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - served more than 46,000 students in 2010-11. The 16th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling and simulation, network security, nursing, and automotive technology. Among the fastest-growing two-year institutions in the United States, TCC was founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System. The college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth, the Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake, and the Regional Health Professions Center and the Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach, as well as the Regional Workforce Solutions Center in Suffolk. Forty-five percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit www.tcc.edu.

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