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12/11/13 | Next Steps for Vets Blog

Career Transition Program Expands to Include Military Spouses

By Katerina Athanasiou

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families, at Syracuse University, has expanded its Veterans Career Transition Program to include military spouses

Now, spouses of eligible veterans and active duty service members have access to online professional development courses. Spouses will be able to learn new skills, acquire certifications, and become more marketable in the workforce.

The program already provides career-oriented online workshops to transitioning U.S. military members, members of the Guard and Reserve, and post 9-11 veterans. It’s also sponsored by JP Morgan Chase, so vets can complete the program, free of charge.

Program participants enroll in one of several tracks. With the independent study track, veterans have six months of access to 25 courses, and design their own programs. They can begin at any time.

There are three advisor-led quarterly tracks. In the professional skills track, vets prepare for and complete job searches, including researching companies and writing cover letters. Veterans enrolled in the tech track focus on careers in operations and IT.

Launching in January is a new human resources track that will provide training for newcomers to the HR field, as well as prepare experienced HR professionals for different HR certification exams. Training is certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute, the Society for Human Resource Management’s certification branch.

All coursework for each program is completed online.

The registration deadline for beginning coursework in January is December 15th. Register here.