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TDVA Joins with the University of Tennessee and Numerous State Partners to Connect Veterans with Valuable Resources in Knox County

Monday, November 03, 2014 | 05:33am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs (TDVA) is partnering with more than 50 federal, state, local public and private partners to ensure Veterans, dependents and surviving family members in Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon, and Roane Counties get access to employment opportunities, educational resources, mental health and substance abuse services, business resources, and claims assistance. 

Employers such as Arby’s, Lowe’s, Tennessee Department of Correction, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, and Tennessee Department of Human Resources will participate in the event to recruit Veterans for open positions. Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security will participate to offer Commercial Driving Certification for qualified Veterans as well as recruit Veterans for open positions.

Representatives from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, as well as Grantham University, Pellissippi State Community College, Roane State Community College, and University of Tennessee will participate in the Veterans Outreach Event and Job Fair on Wednesday, November 5 from 10am to 2pm at the Tennessee National Guard Armory at 3330 Sutherland Avenue in Knoxville.

Partners also include Veteran supporters U.S. Senator Bob Corker, U.S. Representative John Duncan, Senator Stacey Campfield (R-Knoxville), Senator Becky Massey (R-Knoxville), Senator Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge), Senator Doug Overbey (R-Maryville), Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston), Representative Joe Armstrong (D-Knoxville), Representative Harry Brooks (R-Knoxville), Representative Kent Calfee (R-Kingston), Representative Bill Dunn (R-Knoxville), Representative  Steve Hall (R-Knoxville), Representative Ryan Haynes (R-Knoxville), Representative Gloria Johnson (D-Knoxville), Representative Roger Kane (R-Knoxville), Representative Jimmy Matlock (R-Lenoir City), Representative Dennis Powers (R-Jacksboro), Representative John Ragan (R-Oak Ridge), Representative Bob Ramsey (R-Maryville), Representative Art Swann (R-Maryville), and Representative Ron Travis (R-Dayton).

To access the outreach flyers and vendor lists for TDVA Outreach Events visit the TDVA Events page.

Veterans will need to present a copy of their DD-214 and any other service related documents to assist with filing claims for federal benefits. 

WHO:               Several federal and state departments as well as higher education institutions gather to assist Veterans and their families in Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon, and Roane Counties.

                                   WHEN:             Wednesday, November 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

WHERE:           Tennessee National Guard Armory, 3330 Sutherland Ave., Knoxville 37919

WHY:                To help Veterans and their dependents to learn more about eligible benefits, employment opportunities, educational resources and more.

For more information visit the department’s website at www.tn.gov/veteran, facebook/myTDVA or twitter @TNDVA.

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