The policies and legislation that govern military and veteran education programs can be confusing to the casual observer. However, members of organizations like the Council of College and Military Educators (CCME), the National Association of Veterans Program Administrators (NAVPA), and the Western Association of Veterans Education Specialists (WAVES), have a greater insight into the world of military education. That is due, in large part, to the opportunities to attend regional and national symposiums and conferences where attendees have the chance to network with government officials, subject matter experts, and fellow educators who specialize in serving the military and veteran student population.
Just such an event is coming up the week of February 12-16 at the CCME annual conference in Orlando Florida. This year’s CCME event will feature:
- Featured speakers like Robert L. Gordon III (Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community Family Policy) and Carolyn Baker (Chief, DoD Continuing Education Programs) and others representing military education’s top leaders and decision makers.
- More than 50 concurrent sessions and workshops covering the issues that impact military and veteran students.
- More than 100 exhibitors covering the full scope of the military education field.
- Opportunities to learn, network, and have fun at numerous events including a banquet and awards ceremony at Universal Studios, Orlando.
Each year the CCME event gives attendees the opportunity to speak to representatives from the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) consortium, American Council on Education (ACE), the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Services, Student Veterans of America (SVA), and the education program chiefs from each of the branches of the Armed Forces.
You should plan to attend the 2012 CCME Confernce if you:
- Represent an institution of higher learning or a training program that attracts servicemembers, veterans and their families.
- Are an elected official who wishes to better serve your veterans military constituents.
- Advocate for the populations listed above
The information covered and discussed is of vital interest to those who serve our nation, have served, or those who support them!
To learn more about CCME visit their website at: www.ccmeonline.org.