Through its American Graduate program, Mississippi Public Broadcasting is creating a hub of resources for veterans thinking about returning to school. MPB started with a workforce luncheon Dec. 6, to discuss resources and challenges veterans have to further their education and improve career opportunities. Representatives from the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Health Administration, Military One Source, Citizen Soldier for Life as well as Employer Support of the Guards and Reserves discussed solutions to unique problems many veterans face.
More than a million service men and women will end their military careers and transition back to civilian life over the next few years. Education will be at the forefront of that transition for many, so access to educational and career paths is critical. At the luncheon, experts shared the benefits of veterans returning to school, financial aid available only to veterans and training offered.
Benefits of returning to school
Find out more at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gbill/apply/asp
MPB’s American Graduate program is designed to help advance education and career readiness in Mississippi communities. The program is paid for through a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. For more information, contact MPB’s Director of Community Engagement Sharon Person at Sharon.Person@mpbonline.org.