Friday, October 2, 2015

VA Taps Successful SLCC Veterans Center To Hold Open House

The Veterans Administration’s Office of Field Operations recently recognized Salt Lake Community College’s “VetSuccess on Campus” (VSOC) program as one of 10 top-performing campuses chosen to hold open houses that showcased services colleges’ Veterans Services offices provide.

 The recent open house at SLCC included representatives from 17 service providers that included the Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs, GoArmyEd’s Education Services, the American Red Cross, Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership and the Utah National Guard. Almost 100 veterans and dependents signed in to the event.

“The open house was such a success, and so many of our veterans were served by holding this event. To have the VA see the success of our partnership is an honor,” said Darlene Head, SLCC manager of Veterans Services. “It is important for us to successfully work in partnership with the VA to best serve our student veterans. I am honored to be in partnership with them.”

VSOC vocational rehabilitation counselors provide academic and vocational guidance to vets, connecting them to other VA benefits that include health care and mental health services. Counselors also help service members, veterans and dependents apply for medical and nonmedical benefits.