VA Taps Successful SLCC Veterans Center To Hold Open House

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The recent open house at SLCC included representatives from 17 service providers.

Salt Lake Community College Veterans Services holds an open house at the SLCC Taylorsville Redwood Campus.

Salt Lake Community College Veterans Services holds an open house at the SLCC Taylorsville Redwood Campus.

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.

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.

Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, comprehensive community college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 60,000 students each year, the College is Utah’s leading provider of workforce development programs. SLCC is also the largest supplier of transfer students to Utah’s four-year institutions and a perennial Top 10 college nationally for total associate degrees awarded. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with multiple locations, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains an average class size of 20.

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