Butler Tech to host Veterans Career Training Fair today

Butler Tech plans to host a Veterans Career Training Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. May 24, 2017, at the school’s Public Safety Education Complex. MICHAEL D. PITMAN/STAFF

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Butler Tech plans to host a Veterans Career Training Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. May 24, 2017, at the school’s Public Safety Education Complex. MICHAEL D. PITMAN/STAFF

Butler Tech plans to hold an event today that will assist local veterans in finding gainful employment.

The Veterans Career Training Fair is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. today, May 24, at the school’s Public Safety Education Complex, 5140 Princeton Glendale Road, Liberty Twp.

The event is a collaboration of Southwest Ohio Career Technical Centers to provide veterans with information about local, accredited career education opportunities that can lead to employment in a year or less, and the financial aid options that can help them pay for their education.

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“Employers are eager to hire veterans, because they have valuable skills and discipline,” said Scott Palmer, executive director of Butler Tech Adult Education. “Career technical education is a great option for veterans since they can quickly earn credentials and launch rewarding careers.”

Information also will be provided on how to translate one’s skils for a resumé.

CTCs participating with Butler Tech are Grant Career Center, Great Oaks Career Campuses, Miami Valley Career Technology Center and Warren County Career Center. Each CTC will share information about adult career training programs, focusing on those that are approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for benefits.

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Butler Tech Adult Education programs approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for veterans education benefits include:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Basic Police Academy
  • Commercial Drivers License Class A
  • Commercial Drivers License Class B
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • EMS Certificates
  • Fire Rescue Academy
  • Firefighter I & II
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R)
  • Industrial Maintenance Technology
  • Industrial Welding
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Billing & Coding
  • Paramedic Academy
  • Phlebotomy
  • Practical Nursing
  • Private Security
  • State Tested Nurse Aide

Representatives from the Butler County Veterans Service Commission will be available at the event to discuss federal, state, and county benefits that are available to veterans.

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Veterans who attend the event will have the opportunity to have one-on-one discussions about programs they are interested, available financial aid and employment prospects once training is complete. Butler Tech Workforce Services will be providing attending veterans with resume writing assistance including how to translate their skills and background experience for their resume.

For more information, call 513-645-8200 or visit www.ButlerTech.org.

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