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CareerTech For Vets Will Host Conference to Help Educators Help Veterans

May 7, 2014

Oklahoma CareerTech for Vets will host a conference for organizations providing educational services for veterans.

Operation College Promise’s Certificate for Veterans Service Providers program will be May 28-30 at the Renaissance Hotel Oklahoma City Convention Center. Operation College Promise is a national education, research and policy program based in Trenton, N.J., that supports the transition and postsecondary advance of the country’s veterans, said Wendy Lang, OCP director.

CareerTech for Vets, a part of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, initiated this conference because of its direct work with transitioning veterans throughout the state, said Amy Ewing-Holmstrom, CareerTech for Vets coordinator.

“We want to make sure the school instructors and faculty members working with them are aware of veterans’ needs as they transition into an educational setting,” she explained. “Our goal is to make it as seamless as possible for a military member to transition into the educational environment. This workshop will help make that happen.”

CVSP’s mission is to provide higher education officials the information they need to help student veterans succeed.

“It provides the requisite tools and resources to support the development of effective, holistic programs for veterans and service members,” Lang said.

Those attending the conference will hear from veterans, educators and others who provide services for veterans about what to expect from veterans, resources for working with them and best practices.

The cost to register is $300. Registration is available at Registration is limited to 75 people.

For more information about CareerTech, visit For more information about CareerTech for Vets, visit For more information about Operation College Promise, go to

The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education provides leadership and resources and assures standards of excellence for a comprehensive statewide system of career and technology education. The system offers programs and services in 29 technology center districts operating on 59 campuses, 393 comprehensive school districts and 13 Skills Centers campuses that include three juvenile facilities.

The agency is governed by the State Board of Career and Technology Education and works closely with the State Department of Education and the State Regents for Higher Education to provide a seamless educational system for all Oklahomans.

Laura Wilson, Writer/Editor

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