SALISBURY, Md.- After a year of trials, Wor-Wic Community College announced that they will be working with Wallops to further the education of members of the military and their families.
Wor-Wic Community College, Eastern Shore Community College, Old Dominion University and Wilmington University have teamed up to work with members at the area's Navy and Coast Guard.
Fred Howard, Wor-Wic's State Scholarship and Veterans Coordinator, says this has been a vision of the college for quite some time now.
"We have actually held several education fairs down in the Wallops area in the past year and turnout has been pretty good, so that kind of lead us to believe that if we formally packaged ourselves together and branded ourselves as a regional education go to source, we would maybe have more students interested."
According to Howard, participants are able to use Wor-Wic's educational benefits through the military such as tuition assistance for the active duty, Navy and Coast Guard in the area. Veterans in the area are able to use the GI bill, Howard says.
Members at Wallops that live in Maryland will attend Wor-Wic and those living in Virginia will attend ESCC.
Howard says the four establishments have made it so these students can start at two-year institutions and then move up to four-year universities by easily transferring their credits.
According to Howard, in recent months, the expressed interest in enrollment of military members at Wor-Wic has increased.
"We welcome our Wor-Wic and military students and their families and we love having them part of our community college," Howard said.
There will be a fair held at Wallops next Wednesday involving the four colleges in this partnership for those who have expressed interest in furthering their education.