What services are available for military veterans at FTCC?
Fayetteville Technical Community College is proud to serve our military veterans and their dependents as they pursue their educational goals. The FTCC All American Veterans Center was created to honor our veterans and to provide a location where veterans can gather, find assistance, and receive the support necessary to ensure their success at FTCC and beyond.
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Please note: Not all Programs of Study are approved for Veterans Benefit coverage. Check here, and Look up FAYETTEVILLE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE to find out if the program you wish to pursue is eligible. You may also contact the All American Veterans Center for assistance.
VA Educational Benefits
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides education benefits to eligible service members, veterans, and certain dependents and survivors. You may receive financial support for undergraduate and graduate degrees, vocational and technical training, licensing and certification tests, apprenticeships, on-the-job training, and more.
Transition Tech is a training program for transitioning military service members that provides industry-focused certificates and credentials, resume assistance, and mock interview opportunities designed to prepare individuals to enter the civilian workforce. These courses are FREE to veterans/active military in transition through a partnership with Workforce Development (NC Works).
NC Division of Veterans Affairs Scholarship
In appreciation of the Service and Sacrifices of North Carolina’s War Veterans, a Four-Year Scholarship Program at North Carolina approved schools has been established for qualifying children of certain class or category of deceased, disabled, combat or POW/MIA Veterans.
Yellow Ribbon Program
FTCC is participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program for the 2020 – 2021 academic year. The scholarship is awarded to eligible student veterans on a first come , first serve basis.
Student Veterans of America (SVA)
Since SVA’s founding in 2008, over one million veterans have returned home to pursue a post-secondary degree or certificate using VA education benefits. To meet this need, SVA’s presence at the local and national levels has grown to include over 1,100 chapter affiliates, numerous private and nonprofit partners, and most importantly, an expanding list of impactful programs and services for veterans. The nation’s renewed focus on veteran welfare has ignited change on campuses and in congress. SVA is committed to capitalizing on this momentum to ensure today’s and tomorrow’s veterans are supported in their transition to education and employment. If you are a veteran, active duty service member, spouse, or dependent attending FTCC, you are already a member of our SVA chapter. Through fundraising for veteran scholarships and volunteering in the community, we strive to give back and create a welcoming environment for veterans on campus. We invite you to participate!
In 1944 President Franklin Roosevelt signed in to law the Serviceman’s Readjustment Act of 1944, otherwise known as the G.I. Bill of Rights. When service members returned home from conflicts overseas, they flooded schools to use these new educational benefits. The schools were not prepared for the influx of enrollment and did not know how to deal with the enrolled veteran students. It was a hard transition period for veterans returning home. Student veterans banded together to form peer-to-peer support groups. Through the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s this trend continued. In 2001 veterans begin using social media to communicate across campuses nationwide. In 2008 the organization Student Veterans of America was formed.