MilitaryConnection: Vets Find Success at Sullivan U. By Debbie Gregory
Sullivan University has a history of commitment when it comes to training and educating veterans and active duty military personnel. The university system, based in Louisville, KY, also has a campus in Lexington, and has operated a campus on base at Fort Knox, KY for more than 30 years. This a testament to Sullivan’s dedication to the military community. The school is also proud of its online division that benefits working professionals, as well as the Dale Carnegie Training Institute.
To further the school’s commitment to the military community, Sullivan formed the Military and Veteran’s Advisory Board, chaired by Brigadier General James Shane (US Army-Retired). The board is tasked with establishing policies and procedures that provide the best educational experience possible for Sullivan’s service members, veterans and their families.
“I, along with other senior military leaders, stress there are no better ‘work ready’ candidates than our veterans,” said General Shane. “But they are not necessarily ‘work-trained’ and our job is to provide necessary education and training that leads to a second career and gainful employment.”
As part of its Veterans Retraining and Re-employment Initiative, the university sponsored a six-week program in Bowling Green, Kentucky for disabled Veterans’ job training. The program was the result of a collaboration with Preeminent Training Specialists LLC, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce.
Veterans received Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) training in safety, quality, manufacturing processes and production, maintenance of equipment and machines, and green/environmental production.
General Shane went on to say, “Sullivan University’s partnership with Preeminent Training Specialists and MSSC provides an excellent opportunity for Veterans to seek a new career in manufacturing, one of the fastest growing high-tech industries in the United States.”
Sullivan is proud to report that 75% of the graduates from their Veterans Retraining and Re-employment Initiative have been offered jobs.
“These men and women have sacrificed much for our country,” said Gen. Shane. He added, “At Sullivan, we want to ensure we do everything possible to make their choice of continuing their education a good one.”
Sullivan University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The University offers numerous certificate, diploma and degree programs in career-orientated programs. The programs include business, pharmacy, human resources, technology, supply chain management, culinary and baking and pastry arts, hospitality studies, conflict management, nursing, allied health sciences, legal studies and early childhood education. For more information, visit www.sullivan.edu.
Sullivan is proud to have received the very first Military Connection Veteran School Salute. The award recognizes veteran colleges and universities that go above and beyond in their efforts to help military students, veteran students, and their loved ones use the rich education benefits that they have earned, and make the most of their education experience.
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Military Connection: Vets Find Success at Sullivan U. By Debbie Gregory