Veterans Benefits Workshop Offered in Presque Isle Bookmark and Share

June 13, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 13, 2012 Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, 207-621-5009

Presque Isle, Maine -- The Presque Isle CareerCenter is hosting a workshop featuring information on services and benefits available to any Veteran in Aroostook County. This event is open to all Veterans and their families. The workshop will be held on Monday, June 18, 2012, from 9:00 a.m.–noon at the Presque Isle CareerCenter (across from the Aroostook Centre Mall). Veterans and their families can learn about the new Veterans Administration (VA) education and training benefits, the types of training available at local educational institutions, the services provided by the State Veteran’s Services Officer, the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Mobile Service Office, and the VET Center van. Veterans are encouraged to bring a guest to this program. Although pre-registration is not required to be eligible to participate, if you do plan on coming or will be bringing a guest, advance notice is appreciated. For more information, contact Randall Harper, Disabled Veteran's Outreach Program Representative, at the Presque Isle Career Center, 66 Spruce Street, Presque Isle, Maine 04769. He can be reached at randall.w.harper@maine.gov, 207-760-6322 or TTY: 207-760-6301. The Maine Department of Labor’s CareerCenters offer specialized employment and training services for veterans. Veterans and eligible spouses are given priority of service under most Maine Department of Labor-funded programs. A CareerCenter veterans' representative can help returning service members find a job, get new skills, or access other state or federal resources. For more information about employment and training services for veterans, contact the CareerCenter at (207) 623-7981 or TTY 1-800-794-1110 or visit www.mainecareercenter.com.

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