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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Warren, Ohio (February 24, 2014)--On Thursday, March 6, the Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) will host its Veterans Career Assistance Program (VCAP) for veterans looking to jumpstart their post-service careers. The VCAP is a personalized, interactive workshop designed to help veterans realize their skills, career goals, and employment opportunities in the civilian job market. The program will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Trumbull County Commissioner's Offices, with lunch provided.

MVRC career specialists will lead a series of seminars covering the essential tools veterans need in their job search, such as how to craft a relevant and marketable resume, and how to write a cover letter that reinforces their skill sets. The attendees will also learn how to present themselves in a professional setting and will participate in mock interviews."These workshops give veterans the skills they don't have to help them get the job they need," says Greg Wedin, one of the career specialists in charge of the VCAP. "We help reinforce the skills they learned in the military and help them transfer those skills to a civilian job."

This MVRC workshop will inspire veterans to get excited about their job search. In previous VCAPs, guest speakers and potential employers have attended the programs and have talked with veterans about their opportunities. This upcoming VCAP will also feature representatives from various employer groups who will help conduct the mock interview sessions.

Veterans interested in attending the Veterans Career Assistance Program must pre-register by calling Greg Wedin at 330-272-0599 or Phyllis Collier at 330-752-7722. There are only 12 openings, but walk-ins will be welcome in the event that there is available space.

The Military Veterans Resource Center is a nonprofit organization that provides career services to veterans who have served honorably. The MVRC works with veterans one-on-one to identify the obstacles holding them back from employment, and equips them with resources to help them overcome those obstacles. These may include job-readiness coaching, skills training, counseling, or supportive services and may be accessed through the MVRC or through partnerships with veterans’ service organizations, private social service agencies, and/or state and federal agencies. For additional information, please visit http://militaryveteransresourcecenter.org.

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Contact:

Abby Reynolds, Public Relations Specialist

1395 E. Dublin-Granville Rd, Suite 350

Columbus, OH 43229

Direct: 614-504-4357 / 614-230-0662 x 103

abby.reynolds@milvetsrc.org