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08/16/2012
Hudson Valley Community College Can Provide Education for Those Eligible for Veterans Retraining Assistance Program

Hudson Valley Community College is one of several colleges eligible to offered armed services veterans retraining through the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP).

The program, which was funded through the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, offers 12 months of financial assistance to veterans who are between 35 and 60 years of age and are unemployed. They also must have been honorably discharged, among other criteria.

Participants must enroll in a Veterans Administration-approved program offered by a community college or technical school and pursue a program that leads to an associate degree, non-college degree or certificate that will train them for a high-demand occupation.

For more information about the program, go to: http://benefits.va.gov/vow/education.htm. For more information about admission to Hudson Valley Community College, contact the Admissions Office at (518) 629-7309.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 14,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 65,000 alumni.

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