Veterans Employment and Training Symposium set at KCTCS

With Veterans Day quickly approaching, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System is pleased to announce the second Annual Veterans Employment and Training Symposium Thursday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the system office, 300 N. Main St., Versailles.

Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman will kick off the event that aims to assist employers interested in hiring veterans and transitioning service members.

KCTCS Acting President Larry Ferguson said, “We are extremely pleased to work with our partners to co-sponsor this event. Our goals are to highlight veterans employment issues, connect employers to a range of services, and attract veterans to Kentucky through good jobs and steady employment.”

Pre-registration is required and admission is free.

KCTCS serves about 3,000 veterans, active military, reserve and National Guard members in an academic year. The two-year colleges are uniquely positioned in local communities to provide personalized and wraparound services for former and current military personnel.

Each college has a veteran services coordinator and/or a school certifying official to assist during the enrollment process.

The colleges also offer credit for prior learning where veterans can use their military education and training to count toward course credit, which accelerates credential attainment. KCTCS is continuing to work with colleges to create systemwide course credit for prior learning equivalencies. KCTCS colleges also offer other military friendly services: --

  • Military and veteran educational benefits counseling.
  • Academic advising.
  • Financial aid assistance.
  • Referrals to on- and off-campus resources.

For more information, check out KCTCS military and veteran services.