For the fifth year, Victory Media has recognized Aiken Technical College as a Military Friendly School.
Postsecondary schools are rated on several criteria, including academic credibility, support for student veterans on campus, career outcomes, flexibility and military student body composition, according to Victory Media.
“This designation demonstrates our college’s continued commitment to providing support for our veterans and their families as they pursue a higher education degree,” ATC President Dr. Susan Winsor said. “Victory Media’s announcement comes on the heels of the recent unveiling of our new Veteran Scholarship and Support Program. Through this program, we will be able to add to the many resources our college already offers.”
The Veteran Scholarship and Support Program will begin in the 2016 spring semester.
Funded by a $25,000 Fluor Military Support Coalition Grant from the Fluor Foundation, the program will provide Veteran Success Grants to eligible veteran and military students to assist with cost of living expenses, peer mentoring by Veterans Ambassadors to student veterans, career information sessions and upgrades to the Veterans’ Lounge located in the ATC Student Activities Center.
ATC also offers several other opportunities for veterans, including the Veterans to Careers initiative, a partnership with the Aiken-Augusta Warrior Project to connect veterans and their skill sets and knowledge to local careers in growing industries. The partnership is furthered by an on-campus presence of an Aiken-Augusta Warrior Project representative.
The college’s Student Veterans Association chapter provides activities for student veterans and military family members to fellowship, network and share information about community resources.
For more information about resources and programs available to student veterans and their families, call the Enrollment Services Center at 803-508-7263 or visit www.atc.edu.
Victory Media is the originator of Military Friendly education and career resources for veterans and their families including G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse. Victory Media’s Military Friendly ratings recognize colleges and companies with leading programs for veterans, members of the Armed Forces leaving military service and military spouses.