Federal 90/10 funding rule for Veterans

With the help of a private sector university, a war veteran named Jesse Gray, owner of BargainVeteran.com, was able to achieve his goal of graduating with honors, while also defending his country.  He was able to earn a college degree, while being deployed in war zones around the world and used his education to start a company that helps military and local charities around the United States.  This is just one of many veterans who have attended private sector schools and achieved more for themselves.

Critics of private sector colleges and universities often cynically assert that career-oriented schools target military veterans for financial reasons.  But they fail to acknowledge the unique value these institutions provide to former and current service members like me.

Vocational colleges often attract military personnel because of the no-frills approach to readying students for the workforce after graduation.  Many times, programs are tailored to the needs of vets who work part-time jobs or are full-time parents, and these schools recognize the fact that not all college students are 19 years old with little in terms of responsibility.

Instead of targeting private sector colleges and universities with inane criticisms and bureaucratic Federal regulations, cynics should consider the implications of limiting high-quality and practical higher education options for veterans.

Welcome to the New Veterans Enterprise

With a new look comes new features and content, but our mission remains the same: advancing the inclusion and advancement of U.S. veterans for America’s workforce.

It is 2011. A new decade in a new millenium. But with it has sadly come new conflicts and wars. In our country’s time of need its brave sons and daughters took up the call and fought where they were needed. But now they are finally coming home. And with their arrival they are shedding the fatigues and uniforms, dropping the armaments, and seeking to transition back into normal life.

They are looking for work.

While many companies actively recruit former servicemen and women there is still a staggering amount of unemployed veterans in our nation. And yet, soldiers are among the most prized of applicants to businesses and employers. Veterans are highly trained, motivated, disciplined, versatile, and leaders. Companies and corporations desire these skills and abilities for their workforce. So why is there this discrepency?

Because both employers and veteran job-seekers are often looking in the wrong place: namely not at each other.

This is why we display job listings and career opportunities for veterans, all from employers that are specifically hiring former soldiers. Now companies find the talent they’re hoping to attract and our servicemen and women find work that appreciates them.

But veteran inclusion isn’t just about job placement. Education is, and always will be, an all-important priority. Scholarships, open houses, college recommendations — these are all resources to be tapped. Countless organizations across the nation provide help benefits and programs for individuals in need. We gather these resources in one place for you. Check up on job fairs and career expos near you, find training and education, and stay up to date with the latest news. Education isn’t just about schooling, it is about knowledge.

Job information and specifications, career listings, business advice, job-seeking tips, these are all bits of knowledge and in today’s Information Age knowledge is power. We display the knowledge you need so you can take it as wisdom to the workplace.

Come. Learn. Thrive.