Schrader will attend the grand reopening of the Veterans Education and Training
Center at Clackamas Community College on Monday, Feb, 18 at 10 a.m.
After four years
of serving student veterans the VET Center has relocated to a new home in the
Bill Brod Community Center. The central campus location will give veteran
students better access to student services. It is also strategically located
near the Army Strong Community Center, an Army Reserve facility serving
military families and veterans.
The college opened
the VET Center in November 2009, one of many efforts undertaken to better serve
veteran students. Since that time, the number of veteran students enrolled at
CCC has nearly doubled.
CCC has received
national recognition for its outreach and service to veterans and military
families. Last year CCC was named the 2012 Family Program Community Purple
Award winner by the National Guard Bureau. This national award is given to one
community group or organization from across the country each year that provides
support to family and service members of both the Air and Army National Guard.
Since 2007, CCC
has increased its services and support for veterans and military families
through several initiatives. In addition, the college has hosted three major career
and benefit fairs, bringing veterans, members of the Oregon National Guard and
military families together with dozens of veteran-friendly employers and
veteran service providers.
Two years ago CCC
launched the “vetrepreneurship” program, offering veteran small business owners
and entrepreneurs 2,000 training hours and 900 hours of one-on-one counseling
on small business management. The college is a regional leader in translating military
training into college credit.
information, contact Janet Paulson, 503-594-3162.