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The Logan Veterans Center will host a grand opening of a new computer lab and associated learning opportunities in Henlawson for rural vets at 2:30 p.m. July 9.

The lab, equipped with 10 computer stations provided by Future Generations Rural America and Mission West Virginia, will assist vets in accessing learning opportunities and available resources.

Trained volunteers will mentor vets in digital literacy skills and how to navigate online resources, such as wvmilitaryconnection.org. Vets will gain access to basic adult education to collegiate-level degree programs, applications for federal and state jobs, small business development skills, and online mentoring. The new computer lab will also be open to the general public and may provide a common space for welcoming veterans to the community.

"This partnership began last year. Future Generations funded and supported a community veterans meeting in Logan bringing in veterans, community leaders and families across the state for two days to sit down and develop a list of veterans issues and concerns," James McCormick chairman of West Virginia Veterans Coalition, said in a news release.

"This meeting and the critical needs lists has been used and continues to be utilized to drive the current direction of our state veterans initiatives and legislative agendas for the WV Veterans Coalition."