UC Irvine Extension To Host Military Education Benefits Webinar School Receives "Military Friendly School" Designation for Second Year in a Row

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Choosing the ideal career path and the right education provider can make all the difference for veterans looking to maximize their GI Bill and other military benefits. To help the growing number of veterans make an informed choice about continuing education, University of California, Irvine Extension will hold a free webinar titled, "Understanding Veterans Education Benefits." The Nov. 15 webinar will assist active service military members and retired veterans who desire to successfully make the transition into a civilian career. As a recipient of the Military Friendly Schools® designation for two consecutive years, UC Irvine Extension has the support resources that veterans seek and provides the learning environment that recognizes the needs of military personnel. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America's military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

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"UC Irvine Extension welcomes our nation's soldiers and recognizes the need to provide flexible programs that build on the valuable expertise gained during military service," said Gary W. Matkin, Ph.D., dean, Continuing Education, Distance Learning and Summer Session. "A seamless transition into the civilian workforce can be achieved with the development of marketable skills through continuing education."

UC Irvine Extension's free webinar "Understanding Veterans Education Benefits" will be held on Thursday, November 15, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. PST and is open to active veterans, active duty, reservists or retired members of the U.S. military. Topics to be covered include the G.I. Bill benefits, the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account and the value of UC Irvine Extension's certificate programs in helping individuals achieve their career goals. To register for the free webinar, please visit http://www.unex.uci.edu/services/events/.

To learn about UC Irvine Extension's resources for veterans,  please visit www.unex.uci.edu/services/financial/veterans . For information about the various certificate programs offered at UC Irvine Extension, visit www.extension.uci.edu or call (949) 824-5414.

About UC Irvine Extension: University of California, Irvine Extension is the continuing education arm of UC Irvine. Through thousands of courses and programs offered on campus, online and on site, UC Irvine Extension helps adult learners reach their career advancement and personal enrichment goals —and is celebrating 50 years of providing universally accessible, university-level learning to local, regional, and global communities. Learn more at extension.uci.edu, or join us on Facebook at facebook.com/uciextension.

About the University of California, Irvine:
The University of California, Irvine is a top-ranked university dedicated to research, scholarship and community service. Founded in 1965, UCI is among the fastest-growing University of California campuses, with more than 27,000 undergraduate and graduate students and about 1,400 faculty members. The second-largest employer in dynamic Orange County, UCI contributes an annual economic impact of $3.3 billion. For more UCI news, visit www.today.uci.edu.

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