Trident University and Centurion Military Alliance Collaborate to Help Service Members

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In May, Trident University International marked its 50th event with Centurion Military Alliance, an organization dedicated to serving military populations through career training and development workshops and resources.

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CMA’s military-to-civilian career transition workshops have been invaluable to the Trident community. The skills and network gained through the workshops have been key to post-military success for many of our students. - Esmeralda Silva

In May, Trident University International (Trident) marked its 50th event with Centurion Military Alliance (CMA), an organization dedicated to serving military populations through career training and development workshops and resources.    

CMA’s services are key for Trident’s military-affiliated students and alumni, and are among the resources offered through the Trident Military Assistance Center (TMAC). Collaboration with CMA, which started in 2013, remains frequent due to similarities in mission and Trident’s desire to provide their students and alumni with the tools for professional success.

Since men and women who have a bachelor’s or master’s degree already in hand tend to experience a smoother transition into the civilian workforce, Trident plays an important role in CMA’s workshops. The University offers accessible, affordable, and rigorous academic programs, and the veterans on Trident’s staff have led to the improvement of workshop quality and more opportunities for tailored, one-on-one counseling.

“CMA’s military-to-civilian career transition workshops have been invaluable to the Trident community. The skills and network gained through the workshops have been key to post-military success for many of our students,” said Esmeralda Silva, Vice President of Outreach & Strategic Alliances.

With the goal of reducing military unemployment rates, CMA serves active duty military, veterans, wounded warriors, caregivers to wounded warriors, and military spouses through their CMA Warrior Transition Readiness Program, a daylong career and professional skills workshop.

CMA’s path to a successful transition includes educational tools like resume writing, mock interviewing with HR professionals, elevator speech development, networking best practices, financial readiness, professional online presentation, and the value/purpose of continuous education.

CMA’s executive team, which consists of veterans Jarod and Chaunte Myers, understand the veteran experience and what it takes to succeed.

“Each transition is like a fingerprint. It is unique to you and your situation – and it needs to be treated as such,” stated Jarod Myers, CEO of CMA.

Learn more about CMA here. Their next Warrior Transition Readiness Program is scheduled for June 22nd in Round Rock, TX.

Trident is a 100% online university that has been in operation since 1998 and is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Active duty military, veterans, National Guard, and military dependents make up 79% of the University’s student population, and Trident is proud to employ many veterans at its faculty, staff, and management levels.

About Trident University
Founded in 1998, Trident University International (Trident) is a leading online postsecondary university serving adult learners. Trident developed the Trident Learning Model, which employs case-based learning in an online setting to teach real-world relevant critical thinking skills to enhance the lives and careers of students. Trident offers high-quality bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, led by a qualified faculty team, over 80% of whom have doctoral degrees. Visit http://www.trident.edu, Trident’s Facebook page, or call at (855) 290-0290 to learn more about Trident's wide range of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs.

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