W.V. Colleges, Army Signing Education Deal

CHARLESTON, W.V. (AP) - West Virginia's 10 community colleges are vowing to help soldiers pursue their educational goals even as they serve their country.

The Community and Technical College System of West Virginia and the U.S. Army have approved an agreement to let soldiers convert certain training and skills from their military service into credit toward a degree.

College system Chancellor James Skidmore says veterans deserve every chance to enter higher education, and the agreement being signed Wednesday in Charleston helps create that access.

The agreement also includes a commitment to provide online classes and help soldiers and their families to obtain financial aid.

College system: http://www.wvctcs.org/

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