Veterans Support Services

Collaborations

New York City College of Technology (City Tech) is committed to helping Veterans succeed in college. An advisory committee has been in place for several years to help meet the needs of Veteran students. This committee is comprised of representatives from key offices throughout the college and the Brooklyn Vet Center. Its sole purpose is to make the transition into college and graduation a smooth process for Veteran Students. The names, offices and contact information for committee members are listed here.

Once accepted to City Tech, students can submit benefit forms (DD214, Certificate of Eligibility) to the Certifying Officer, Rm NG 15. They will then seek VA approval to register the Veteran for classes. Students can also go to five (5) noteworthy Veterans Web sites to help them understand the lengthy lists of benefits available to them. New student can get help with picking their first semester courses by meeting Debra Sisco in the New Student Center in Room N104.

City Tech has also established an Office of Veterans Support Services in Room G522. This is exclusively for Veteran Students already accepted to the college.

Robert Timmins, Veterans Support Services Coordinator can assist with educational and mentorship needs. Every week during Fall and Spring semesters a special meeting time has been reserved for all Veterans, Military Personnel and their Dependents for the "Boots to Books" group. Please contact the Office of Veterans Support Services for meeting times.

The Brooklyn Vet Center at 25 Chapel Street, Rm 604 can play a big part in helping veterans acclimate to student/civilian life following their military experience. In addition to helping Veterans understand the process for obtaining GI benefits, the Brooklyn Vet Center provides a space where veterans can meet other veterans off campus, and offers a range of other Veterans services including couples and family counseling, readjustment counseling, assisting students with employment, and more. Veterans who use the Vet Center maintain anonymity so information shared is remains confidential. The Brooklyn Vet Center has been serving Veterans since the 1970's.

They offer services to Veterans and their families. Potential City Tech students are encouraged to meet with the Brooklyn Veterans Center Team Leader, Dr. Kevin O'Brien, and his staff to discuss eligibility for GI benefits prior to submitting benefit forms to the college.

We hope you take advantage of the many resources available to you through this collaborative approach to Veteran Services.