FLINT, Michigan — The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency announced it has awarded a grant to Mott Community College to help veterans make the most of their military education once in college.
More than $258,000 was awarded to seven institutions including MCC. Other recipients of the one-time competitive grant were Davenport University, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Kirtland Community College, Olivet College and Saginaw Valley State University.
Despite the extensive education and training military men and women receive while on active duty it didn’t always easily translate into college level credit. This grant will provide institutions with the resources needed to begin formalizing the connection between competencies acquired from military education and college curriculum.
“The MVAA recognized an opportunity to work collaboratively with post-secondary institutions to create stronger links between learning acquired in the military and academic credit,” said MVAA Director James Robert Redford. “The MCE Grant recipients are paving the way for developing access to high-demand career fields for veterans in Michigan. We are proud to support their efforts in contributing to the academic and professional successes of veterans.”
For more information, MichiganVeterans.com
or call 800-MICH-VET (800-642-4838).