Bristol Community College's jobs program for veterans could get funding

Grant Welker

Veterans could benefit from a $100,000 jobs program operated by Bristol Community College. Funding for the program was approved in the House on Thursday as part of a large appropriations bill.

If approved in the Senate, the funding will enable BCC to expand its resources for veterans looking to return to school or the workforce.

Program details aren’t complete yet.

“It’s very exciting that Congressman Barney Frank and (BCC) President (Jack) Sbrega could get together to provide these services for our veterans,” said BCC spokeswoman Sally Cameron.

BCC already has a veterans services worker but would be able to offer more services if granted federal funds.

Many veterans don’t know how to access resources made available to them as part of a veterans educational assistance act passed last year, Frank said.

“Our veterans have sacrificed for our country, and now they deserve to be able to take full advantage of the resources that are available to them,” Frank said in a statement.

“Education is one key to their future success. Bristol Community College has recognized this need and it will play an important role in helping our veterans,” he said.

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