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Posted: January 20, 2021

HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas — The Military Child Education Coalition® today announced it will present the nonprofit’s 23rd annual National Training Seminar virtually July 19-21.

The theme for this year’s event is:

“College-, Work-, & Life-Ready: Embracing the Future for #MilKids.”

“The experiences from last year have led to an evolution in the way leaders at the state and national level are approaching education,” said Dr. Becky Porter, MCEC President and CEO. “This year’s NTS provides a safe, collaborative environment for us to embrace these changes and explore new ways to ensure all military-connected children are college-, work-, and life-ready.”

MCEC also announced this year’s event will be free of charge to all participants. Details on registration will be posted, along with updates on guest speakers and the agenda, on the organization’s website, Monday, Feb. 1. 

The nonprofit made the decision to offer the NTS virtually to align with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention who encourage delaying travel and exposure to large crowds as COVID numbers continue to increase.

“There is nothing more important than your health,” added Porter. “Although we would prefer to meet in person, the virtual option provides us with a fantastic opportunity to experience this amazing event together while ensuring the health and welfare of our attendees, speakers, and employees.” 

MCEC expects to build off the success of the organization’s first Education Summit, which was held virtually Nov. 17-18 last year. The NTS is expected to welcome more than 5,000 registered attendees.  

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MCEC supports all military-connected children by education, advocating, and collaborating to resolve education challenges associated with the military lifestyle. Learn more about the national advocacy efforts of MCEC for MIC3 at  and on social media at Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


About the Military Child Education Coalition
MCEC is a 501(c)(3) global, nonprofit leadership and advocacy organization focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for millions of military and veteran-connected children affected by mobility, transition, deployments and family separations.

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