Gov pushes for jobs for veterans



Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam not only loves veterans who served their country, but he wants them in Tennessee’s workforce.

Haslam said jobs were the primary reason he attended the second Statewide Veteran Education Academy hosted Wednesday (March 8) at Middle Tennessee State University.

Haslam, Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and others addressed more than 100 representatives from more than 40 higher education campuses. They discussed topics including mental health, data collection and details about the Tennessee STRONG ACT providing eligible National Guard members with the tuition to earn first-time bachelor’s degrees.

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