Local

September 6, 2013

Education Fair shows community higher learning opportunities

Soldiers speak with a representative from the Los Angeles Film School at the Fort Irwin Education Fair, Aug. 1.

 

The Fort Irwin Education Center held its annual Education Fair at the Fort Irwin Event and Catering Center, Aug. 1.

More than two hundred Soldiers, Family members and civilian employees attended the informational event, which featured representatives from various colleges and organizations that offer professional development opportunities. Institutes providing information included the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Park University, Army Family Team Building and Army ROTC.

One new attendee at the fair was the Los Angeles Film School, which offers degrees for those interested in careers with the entertainment industry. According to the college’s Web site, students can major in entertainment business, film, game production, computer animation and recording arts. The school is approved to train Veterans by the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education and is also approved for Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy and U.S. government tuition assistance through the Department of Defense Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding. It is also a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity College Consortium.

The Fort Irwin Education Center, located on the Corner of 3rd and F Streets, offers the Fort Irwin community many opportunities for career guidance and information on education programs. Services include: Army Personnel Testing, a Basic Skills Education Program, GI Bill informational briefings, college and career counseling, and Tuition Assistance/ Financial Aid information.

Special workshops, such as a Spouse’s Scholarship and High School-College Planning workshop are some of the events organized by the center during the year. Two on-post colleges, Park University and Barstow Community College, offer on-post and online courses and have partnered to offer a “2 + 2” program, enabling individuals to finish a degree while stationed at Fort Irwin.

Colleges, including those featured at the recent Education Fair, send representatives to the Education Center on a monthly basis, to meet with potential and ongoing students. The Education Center also has a resource room with scholarship and college resource materials, and a multi-use learning facility computer lab with internet access and print capability.

The following schools have arranged to visit the Education Center on a regular basis: Ashford University, American Military University, Azusa Pacific University, DeVry University, Grand Canyon University, Jones International University, Le Cordon Bleu, Phoenix University, Sonoran Desert Institute, Trident University and University of Maryland.

Classrooms used for on-site college classes can also be reserved for military and civilian training. We welcome you to stop by for a visit and talk with our staff about your education goals. The Center can give or arrange briefings tailored to your interests and needs, your unit, Family Readiness Group or community group.

All of this information, and more, including a calendar of events, can be found on the Fort Irwin website, www.irwin.army.mil. Select “Army Education Center” under the “Soldiers” or “Community” tabs, or access the Army Education Pages directly at http://bit.ly/IrwinEdCtr.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Jason Miller

Commissary awards scholarship

Jason Miller From left: Stephen MacAfee, S & K Sales associate; Qahir Abdur-Rahman, Fort Irwin Commissary store director; Alex Nguyen, scholarship recipient; Michele Nguyen, Alex’s mom and; Command Sgt. Maj. Jerry Nguyen...
 
 

Get a refund for gasoline taxes

The California gasoline tax refund could save you hundreds of dollars every year. In order to maintain California’s many highways, the state taxes every gallon of fuel that you put into your car (even gas purchased on post). This is reasonable, because we all know what it is like to drive on poorly maintained roads,...
 
 

Notarial services available here

Have you ever needed to get something notarized or get a certified copy of a document? This article is intended to clear up any misconceptions about what can be notarized or certified at the Fort Irwin Legal Assistance Office. It is important to understand that there are two types of notaries in the Legal Assistance...
 

 
LTCTomsett

Dental unit welcomes new commander

Commander of Fort Irwin Dental Clinic Command, Lt. Col. Kelley Tomsett, speaks at her change of command ceremony, July 7. Dental Clinic Command received a new leader during a change of command ceremony here, July 7. Lt. Col. Ke...
 
 
DSC_5908

Brotherhood of professionals protecting lives, property

Fort Irwin Fire Department personnel heeding the call to assist in the Lake Fire: Wayne Van Luven, engineer, who has served here 23 years; Eddie Plaxton, firefighter, who has served here nine years; Capt. Rhett Warsaw, captain ...
 
 
DSC_7337

ACS serving Soldiers, Families for 50 years

Cutting the Army Community Service birthday cake: ACS Director Kevin Ware, Mrs. Leann Martin, FMWR Director Sonia Betancourt and Fort Irwin U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. Scott Taylor. Fort Irwin celebrated the 50th year of ...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>