ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN)—On the ESCC campus, it was a one-stop academic and job training shop for active, retired, and former military personnel.

The state of Alabama is appropriating funds for each of its 24 community colleges to help those
who are serving, or have served our nation in uniform along with their dependents.

Enterprise High School graduate Ian Miller is a military dependent. He got the opportunity
To visit enterprise state community college’s veteran workshop. Ian spoke to school personnel to see what benefits he may receive with his father being retired military.

Miller says “I recently changed majors and really interested in the different programs that I can go into so that I can start a career and gain experience in these different programs.”

Recently, the state allocated a total of 50 thousand dollars. It will help active, retired, and former military personnel and their dependents. Providing educational and workforce development career opportunities.

The Wiregrass Resource, Conservation, and Development Council is providing several thousand dollars for the project in each of the community colleges in Southeast, Alabama. But, these funds are also going to all 24 community colleges statewide.

RC&D Director Ronald Davis says “this is the first of several we’ll be having here in the wiregrass to offer an opportunity to connect veterans with opportunities in the college world and workforce and find a way to reinvest them within our community.”

ESCC Veteran’s Coordinator Sarah Marusich says “We are looking at bringing our community resources as well as our college resources together in one place for our active military members, their dependents as well as our veterans.”

State Representative Jeff Sorrells of Hartford says it’s essential that we must do all we can to help
those who served, along with their families.

Sorrells says “when you serve our military you give it all. And if they want to stay in the workforce and start a career is very positive.”
At the ESCC workshop, there were a number of different organizations represented that assist in hiring veterans.