(PRWEB) October 13, 2013
Veterans are facing questions about their future as benefits, such as healthcare and education are in jeopardy of being cut. Many veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq or retiring after successfully completing their service are struggling to transition into civilian life. With challenges such as lack of licensing and credentialing among other factors that impact their and their family’s pursuit for economic self-reliance. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the unemployment rate for Gulf War II veterans as 9.9% compared to 7.6% nationally. To address the challenges veterans are experiencing, the National Education Foundation (NEF) announces a new initiative to help 100,000 veterans prepare for the 21st century job-market through its certification partnership program with State University of New York (SUNY) (see http://www.nefuniversity.org/veterans).
NEF appreciates the service and commitment our veterans have demonstrated to our nation. Many of you are seeking jobs. To get good jobs, you need good training. Hence, we are offering you tuition-free training in IT, Business and Management Web-based courses, from the very basic to very advanced, including 60+ industry certifications. We waive tuition fees ranging from $400 to $800.
Dr. Appu Kuttan, Chairman of the National Education Foundation (NEF), during the announcement stated that “NEF’s primary goal is to assist the unemployed, underemployed, and veterans to become gainfully employed.” The Foundation recognizes that by helping our veterans we can aid our nation, regions and communities improve economic growth, reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development.
This program will utilize top-rated Web-based online courses and live teachers to provide anywhere, anytime training in all areas of IT, Business and Management. The students will also receive certificates from the State University of New York (http://www.nefuniversity.org ). NEF will set up world-class 9-12 Cyber-learning academy in the schools for a significant cost savings. Thus schools receive free top-rated individualized courses in STEM (Science, Technology Engineering, Math) as well as English, Social studies, SAT/ACT, IT, Business and Management. See http://www.cyberlearning.org.
About NEF CyberLearning
CyberLearning, a project of the non-profit National Education Foundation, is the national non-profit leader in bridging the digital and academic divides through digital education. CyberLearning provides IT, business, management, digital literacy, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), English and test prep education to millions of disadvantaged students and adults.
For additional information please contact Tamara Stephens, Program Director @ 703-823-9999.