09vetslinkedin copyPresident John Kennedy stated, “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” Fayetteville Technical Community College has long been a leader in providing education to military service members of Fort Bragg and surrounding communities. Since the founding of the college in 1961, there has been a special relationship with neighbors from the college’s military and veteran community.

The college’s mission statement is to “Serve our community as a learning-centered institution to build a globally competitive workforce supporting economic development.” The mission of the college provides a clear purpose in ensuring that our local military members and their family members have the necessary education opportunities to meet their career goals.

In 1974, the college opened its Fort Bragg Center to provide better access to numerous technical and vocational programs. The Fort Bragg Center, located on Fort Bragg at the Bragg Training and Education Center, is a one-stop shop for all the services an aspiring student would need to enroll at FTCC. The staff members are either veterans or dependents or have a family member serving. This staffing characteristic provides FTCC’s Fort Bragg office with a unique understanding of the issues facing service members as they pursue their education-related goals. The staff takes extra time to educate students about the process for admissions and class registration.

FTCC repeatedly earns top designation marks as a “Top School” or “Top 10 Gold Category College Award” for best community colleges serving military and veterans. FTCC is a leader in Credit for Prior Service, specializing in converting military training to college-level credit. The CPL effectively jump-starts the service members’ education pursuit, allowing quick completion of educational training in the shortest amount of time possible. The college offers a CPL online tool that provides an estimated credit the student may earn. Paralleling the effort of providing college programs, FTCC opened the Transition Tech Program, which provides tuition-free certifications to veterans. The Transition Tech Program includes courses in collision repair, computer and information technology, logistics, CDL truck driver training, pipe welding, solar technology, EMT Basic, telecommunications and others, providing an intense, shortened training experience with time focused on industry certificates and credentials that prepare the student to enter the civilian workforce.

If you are looking for a way to capitalize on the valuable military training you have earned or would like additional information about FTCC and the more than 250 programs of study available, visit with the Fort Bragg Center inside the Bragg Training and Education Center. FTCC values the hard work and dedication needed to accomplish military training and experiences. FTCC is honored to help service members maximize their military service through programs of study that focus on military occupational specialty areas.

Visit or learn more at www.faytechcc.edu/militaryveterans to discover why FTCC is the smart choice for education.

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