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How to help veterans go back to school

About a million veterans will transition to civilan life over the next year, and community colleges across the country are helping some of them go back to school and finish their degrees. Now, the White House is throwing some weight behind programs that emphasize college completion. 

Veterans are an asset in the classroom, and community colleges provide an ideal setting for many vets. The challenge is how to encourage veterans to use resources provided by the VA, such as job training, and how to emphasize the importance of earning a degree or certificate.

Reports Community College Times: 

VA has other new programs that focus on helping veterans in college. The VetSuccess on Campus program places experienced vocational rehabilitation counselors on college campuses. They coordinate access to VA benefits while providing counseling to student veterans. The program started in 2011 on eight campuses and last year added 24 more colleges, including Salt Lake Community College (Utah), the Community College of Rhode Island, Kellogg Community College (Michigan), Washtenaw Community College (Michigan), Kalamazoo Valley Community College (Michigan), Tidewater Community College (Virginia) and Central New Mexico Community College. Another 32 colleges were recently invited to join.
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