ANDERSON --- Tri-County Technical College Is partnering with U.S. Senator Tim Scott's office to host an event designed to prepare veterans for upcoming job fairs in the area.

The Veterans' Educational and Entrepreneurship Resources Fair will be held Monday, March 16, from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Tri-County's Anderson Campus (511 Michelin Blvd., Anderson).

The event is free to all veterans and their families.  Attendees are encouraged to bring copies of their current resumes or a list of work experience.  A variety of vendors, including area human resource professionals, will be on hand.

 There will be two panel discussions, one at 10 a.m. led by Tri-County staff, who will discuss educational opportunities (how to enroll in and pay for college). The second one, set for 11 a.m. and hosted by Sen. Scott's office, will address entrepreneurial opportunities.  Serving on the panel will be Craig Kinley, chairman at e-Merge @the Garage, founder of Growler Haus Holdings, LLC; Ross Johnson, CEO, Tactical Medical Solutions; Ben Smith, SC Small Business Development Corporation; and Beth Veach, of The Entrepreneurs Source.   

Participants will be able to take career assessment tests to help with career choices and Tri-County's Career Services office will critique resumes. 

"This is a good chance to learn about Tri-County's program offerings or to make plans for future careers.  It's great to partner with Senator Scott on an event that specifically reaches our veterans," said the College's Disabilities Coordinator Stephanie Winkler, who worked to create Patriots' Place, a veteran's center that serves as a resource center and a place for student veterans to study, have meetings and socialize with each other.  

Registration is at 9:30 and there is no need to RSVP.  For more information, contact Stephanie Winkler at 646-1564 or