Wake Technical Community College has been awarded a grant to develop a retraining program that focuses on older veterans and female veterans, two populations experiencing higher than average unemployment. The program, which expects to begin next year, has a goal to match the skills of veterans with certification programs to see if they can aid the veteran through the educational process quickly. Wake Tech has seen a surge in student veterans on their campuses in the past four years, with veteran enrollment up more than 50%, officials state that they expect this trend to continue.

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