Veteran resource and job fair

Veteran resource and job fair

When: Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Where: McDowell Fieldhouse

Description:

---Veterans and their families are invited to attend a FREE one-stop shop to learn about VA services and a variety of community resources available during the McKean County Community Veteran Engagement Board’s Veteran Resource & Job Fair coming up Thursday, November 16 from 5:30pm-8:30pm at the University of Pittsburgh Bradford, Old Field House, 300 Campus Drive in Bradford. 
---A brief welcome and public forum will begin at 6pm led by the McKean County Community Veteran Engagement Board to highlight several key services available on-site.  
---During the Veterans Resource & Job Fair, community agencies, health experts and members of the Erie VA Medical Center (VAMC) leadership team will be on-site to answer questions, provide information, and to meet with Veterans face-to-face.  Veterans and their families will be able to meet with:

Erie VA Medical Center (VAMC) & McKean VA Clinic health experts – will provide FREE blood pressure screenings and flu shots for Veterans eligible for VA servicesErie VA Eligibility & Enrollment representativesErie VAMC Behavioral Health Clinic staff – to provide information about mental health servicesErie VAMC Women Veterans Program staffVeterans Benefits Administration (VBA) representatives – to answer questions about benefits and/or claimsUniversity of Pittsburgh at Bradford will have representatives on site from the Admissions Office to discuss Educational Opportunities at Pitt-Bradford and the use of GI-Bill / Veteran’s BenefitsVet Center – to provide information about readjustment counseling available to combat VetsMcKean County & Community Veteran Service Officers – to assist Veterans in filing claimsPA CareerLink – to support Veteran job seekers and family members who are looking for employmentJob Fair Vendors – local business and State Government representatives will showcase their businesses and current career opportunities

---Veterans who have never enrolled in VA healthcare are encouraged to bring a copy of their DD-214 service discharge papers and speak with an eligibility representative right on-site to see if you are eligible for VA services.  Veterans interested in speaking to a VBA representative or a county service officer about filing a claim should also bring a copy of their DD-214. 
---The Veterans Resource Fair & Town Hall is proudly sponsored by the McKean County Community Veteran Engagement Board and hosted by University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.  This engagement board is aimed at opening the line of communication between Veterans, VA and community stakeholders.  For more information, contact Zach Pearson at 814-887-3241 or Byron Sutton at 814-363-9100.