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Dr James WIlburn offering to help veterans pay for education if Govt shutdown continues Dr James WIlburn offering to help veterans pay for education if Govt shutdown continues
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Veterans helping veterans.  

The government shutdown could affect an educational program designed to get them back to work.  

It's called "VET squared". A combined effort between Georgia tech and local employers to help prepare and train veterans for a future career.  

But the vets in the program get education grants from the federal government, a government which right now is shut down and not giving out money.

That's where Dr. James Wilburn comes in.  

Wilburn, the military program director for Georgia tech profession education, and a veteran himself, has volunteered to pay all the tuition of veterans who want to be part of the class.That's if the government shutdown doesn't end next month.

It could be thousands of dollars out of his own pocket, a price Wilburn says is well worth it to help veterans get back to work away from the battlefield.

"You really learn to appreciate their backgrounds and the sincere commitment to mission accomplishment," said Dr WIlburn. "Really all of the accomplishments I have in the military were not done without their support, so this is a way I can help them out as they are looking for good working jobs."

The November class is still open, and has a commitment from Daniel Defense to train and employ as many as 22 veterans and transitioning military men and women.  

Georgia Tech Professional Education's Veterans Education Training and Transition (VET2) program will hold open interviews for veterans and transitioning military on Oct. 14 from 2-5 p.m. at the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus.

The interviews are for job placement with local companies through the VET2 program. Open positions are in manufacturing, sales, marketing, engineering, human resources and logistics.

Who: Georgia Tech Professional Education
What: Open interviews for veterans and transitioning military
When: Oct. 14, 2013
Time: 2-5 p.m.
Where: Georgia Tech-Savannah
                210 Technology Circle
                Savannah, GA 31407

For more information on the VET2 program, visit http://gtpe.gatech.edu/info-VETT or call (912) 966-7951.

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