Connecting Military Veterans to Educational Opportunities | February 2018
Newsletter February 2018
Connecting Military Veterans to Educational Opportunities
Often veterans are unaware of the educational resources or benefits they’ve earned and how to utilize them to their fullest potential. It’s important to share with local and regional military veterans how Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) can help prepare them for college or in completing a trade or certification program to support their current or future career.
“We want to ensure veterans have all the support they need to reach their goals, both academically and professionally,” said Rachel Flaherty, Director for Veterans Upward Bound at RIT. “We’ll work with veterans in the program every step of the way, as they transition into the program of their choice, connecting them with vital resources to transform their goals into reality.”
Veterans Upward Bound staff can guide and motivate veterans on how to be successful, preparing them to enter into a post-secondary education program. The program is free to qualified veterans, funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Currently, there are 49 VUB programs nationwide and now it serves as a new resource for veterans in the Greater Rochester area. VUB also enables veterans’ opportunities to rediscover how their military training and skills are transferable to college and/or the workplace.
Our staff will partner with veterans by setting the foundation for their college career and laying out the academic framework for their success. To hear more about the services and to talk with the VUB staff, join us on: