ECPI University Press Releases: Military

ECPI University among Fifty Schools Nationwide to Join “Get Skills to Work” Initiative

Colleges offer programs in advanced manufacturing for transitioning veterans

Washington, DC, March 4, 2014:  The Get Skills to Work Initiative is proud to announce that more than 50 colleges – including ECPI University – are now part of the coalition of industry, educators, and non-profit organizations helping veterans discover careers in advanced manufacturing. Get Skills to Work, a partnership among the Manufacturing Institute, GE, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Alcoa, and more than 500 manufacturing companies, will work with these institutions of higher education to further expand accelerated training and certification opportunities for U.S. veterans in advanced manufacturing.

“The Manufacturing Institute is proud to partner with these outstanding schools who are committed to investing in veterans and workforce training that has a real impact in communities across the country,” said Jennifer McNelly, President, The Manufacturing Institute. “Working with educators and employers, we are creating real opportunities for transitioning service members to get the skills they need to access in-demand manufacturing careers. As more community and technical schools join Get Skills to Work, we are fulfilling our commitment to up-skill veterans and connect them with local manufacturing job opportunities.”

“ECPI University is excited to be a partner in the Get Skills to Work Initiative,” says ECPI University Business Development Specialist Paul Dockery.  “For over 47 years, we have supported our veterans and assisted them on reaching their educational goals with employment being a primary objective.  Initiatives like this one, headed by The Manufacturing Institute, will allow us to continue our focus on providing industry-driven programs and certifications for transitioning veterans.  The manufacturing skills gap is real and so is the need for a skilled workforce.  With efforts like this, our veterans can help close this gap and we are proud to be a part of it.”

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Veteran Students Host Tournament to Benefit Wounded Warriors and Lowcountry Food Bank

North Charleston, SCECPI University’s Student Veterans of America (SVA) chapter in North Charleston will host The Lowcountry Pride Charity Softball Tournament at Summerville’s Jerry Blackwell Sports Complex March 1-2. This event features two days of ball games, children activities, prizes, drawings and a Home Run Derby.

The tournament will support the Wounded Warriors Project and Lowcountry Food Bank. Event organizers are currently seeking sponsors, volunteers, and teams to participate. Anyone interested in sponsoring, volunteering, participating or contributing to the event should contact Joan Rogers, SVA Secretary, at 813-9532 or email svachsn@ecpi.edu.

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ECPI University Ranked #1 on Military Times Annual Best for Vets List

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Virginia Beach, VAECPI University is pleased to announce it has been ranked number one in the nation on Military Times’ annual Best for Vets list. “As with all of the Best for Vets rankings, Best for Vets: Colleges  is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that make an institution a good fit for military veterans,” said Amanda Miller, editor of Military Times EDGE.

The authors of the survey factored in Education Department statistics commonly used to track student success and academic quality, as well as university culture, student support, academic quality, academic policies and financial aid – all items veterans list as being integral to academic success. More than 600 schools throughout the nation responded to this year’s survey, with ECPI University topping out the rankings among online and nontraditional programs.

"We do everything possible to keep our veterans in school from one semester to the next,” says ECPI University Executive Director of Military Education Bob Larned. “Many of our veteran students have full-time jobs and/or families, so they are very busy. We are always looking for ways to help them work through challenges that may arise so they keep moving toward their goal of graduation.”  To view the Military Times announcement and full rankings, please visit:

www.militarytimes.com/article/20131111/EDU04/311110003/Best-Vets-Colleges-2014.

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