On Friday, October 4, 2013, the Learning Community for Veterans at CPCC visited the Price of Freedom Museum, located in China Grove, N.C. The museum offered students a chance to view artifacts from 20th century American wars, engage in oral history and research, as well as encouraged students to share their own veteran story with the museum. Veteran student, Jesse Feury, sent a shout-out to the museum and the volunteers, “I really appreciate the commitment and dedication of all the citizens that volunteer at The Price of Freedom Museum, and for taking their personal time to inform our youth about the sacrifices that were made in name of Liberty!” The Learning Community for Veterans is collaboration between ENG 111 and HIS 132 and is held in both the fall and spring semesters at CPCC’s Central Campus location. For more information about the Price of Freedom Museum, please visit their website at http://www.priceoffreedom.us. For more information about the Learning Community for Veterans, or other veteran related opportunities, please contact the Veterans’ Resource Center at CPCC http://www.cpcc.edu/vrc?searchterm=veterans+resource+center.
Siemens Energy Inc. is recruiting for paid apprenticeship positions in the area of maintenance / mechatronics for veterans with experience and training that aligns with this area of work. Apprentices will gain the knowledge and expertise to maintain, repair and start up highly complex manufacturing machinery. There are four positions available for an August start-date and the students will be simultaneously enrolled in a corresponding CPCC program while gaining training and work experience at Siemens. To be screened for the application process, contact Chelsey McRorie of the Veterans Resource Center (704-330-6229) immediately.
Beginning this Spring 2012, the Veterans Resource Center will be offering a 10-week group counseling experience. The focus of this group will be broad and it will be determined by the needs of the participants. Potential focus areas may include: the
challenges of transitioning to civilian life, adjusting to the role and responsibilities of being a student, coping with depression, anxiety, and/or PTSD, as well as other related personal concerns. The group will meet each Thursday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. for 10 consecutive weeks beginning on Thursday, March 1, 2012. Group participation is completely voluntary. If you believe that you would benefit by focusing on any of the areas listed above, or if you are interested in the opportunity to share personal concerns within a supportive group environment of veterans, please contact Christopher Lloyd at 704.330.2722 ext. 3454 or at Christopher.Lloyd@cpcc.edu or Wesley Phillips at 704.330.2722 ext. 3448 or at Wesley.email@example.com.
The Veterans Resource Center is located on the second floor of the Terrell Building on CPCC’s Central Campus.