(Acworth, Ga. – March 7, 2016)

In an effort to provide both resources and awareness information to transitioning military members and veterans, Chattahoochee Technical College, in partnership with more than 20 supporting agencies, will host a free Education and Resource Summit on March 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at CTC’s North Metro Campus (Building D), 5198 Ross Road in Acworth.

Invitees include guardsmen and reservists from the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marines at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Chattahoochee Tech’s current student enrollment of more than 700 veterans or veteran family members, as well as other veterans residing in the area.

“Veteran transition training, or taking their combat boots off, is beneficial because we need to be serving those who have served us so well. For a veteran who is leaving the military, many times they feel alone, without direction and uncertain of their capabilities to acclimate or adjust to the civilian environment,” said CTC Communication and Veteran Services Coordinator Barry Munday.

The summit will bring together more than 20 resources that exist for the purpose of supporting veterans as well as their family members who may be struggling to adapt to civilian life. At the event, military and veteran personnel will be afforded the opportunity to speak with representatives from numerous support services to gain a better insight into what resources are available.

A partial list of vendors includes, Chattahoochee Technical College Human Resources Department, Georgia Vocational Rehab Agency, Georgia Department of Labor, Cobb Works, Technical College System of Georgia Office of Military Affairs, NCESGR/Emory Veterans Outreach, Marietta Veteran Center, Workforce Investment Opportunities Act, Office of Adult Mental Health and Kennesaw State University. Retired Major General Maria Britt, KSU’s associate vice president for operations, will serve as the guest speaker.

“Our hope through providing the summit for transitioning military and veteran personnel is to reassure and provide necessary resources, not only academically but also emotionally and psychologically through local veteran support organizations,” Munday said. “We are expecting a success and are eager to provide resources to our service members and their families.”