Military Resource Employment Program starts up for Spring semester

February 23, 2016

Gabriel Gonzales/Tejano Tribune

(L) Charylanne Hunter and Tanya A. Rico, Career Services specialists at the El Paso Community College Valle Verde campus.



El Paso Community College is offering services for our veterans and military affiliated. 


Military Resources for Employment or MRE is a program that will help veterans and military affiliated student’s transition back into the civilian life. 

Tanya A. Rico, Career services specialist at El Paso Community College Valle Verde says, 
“It is a fairly new program to help develop and resume writing skills.


The transitioning from military to civilian world and the career sector is helping not only the veterans but also the military affiliated students; which includes the spouses and children.”

“There is a lot of things that people don’t realize.” Said said Charylanne Hunter also a Career services specialist at EPCC, “It could be a small thing like an interview, we help the students on giving pointers on how to dress and speak due to their military jargon.” 

MRE program also helps the students to find a major in their related field within their past experience. 

“We have the personal educational plan that guides them on what tools and resources they need to help them translate their military experience skills to the civilian world.” Said Rico.

Rico’s father was in the military and is now retired. Hunter’s husband was in the military that’s why they feel close to this program.


Rico feels she has some sense of what’s going on, “Making a career decision is one of the biggest things you do in your life, so you want to be as informed as possible.” Said Hunter.

EPCC is inviting all of our veterans and military affiliated students to stop by on March 2 for the first work shop.


The work shop would be held in the career center SSC016 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

For more information please call 915-831-2636 or follow them on Facebook EPCC Career Services. 


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