WEST ORANGE, N.J., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ: LINC), a national leader in specialized technical training and a driving force in helping students turn their passion into professional success, has been named to the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The original Lincoln campus – Lincoln Technical Institute of Newark, NJ – was established in 1946 to assist returning World War II veterans, and the proprietary network of schools is proud to carry on that tradition of service today.
"It's a true honor to once again be recognized and designated a Military Friendly School," says Shaun McAlmont, Lincoln's CEO. "The Lincoln tradition dates back to the end of World War II, because our founders wanted to be able to give back to the servicemen who had given so much to our nation. We've never lost sight of that mission, and we place the highest emphasis on ensuring America's veterans will always have a partner in Lincoln to assist them in adapting the skills they learned in the military for civilian careers."
Lincoln has received the Military Friendly Schools designation every year since Victory Media launched the initiative in 2009. U.S. veterans are served by each of Lincoln's 38 campuses around the nation. While students train for professional skills that help launch civilian careers, they also work closely with Lincoln faculty to build academic skills and Career Services teams who help them network with Lincoln's broad range of employer partners. Lincoln helps veterans translate their military experience into tangible professional skills that hiring managers are looking for; each campus has detailed knowledge of which local employer partners are best suited for students rejoining the civilian workforce.
"Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools shows Lincoln's commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students," says Sean Collins, Vice President at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. "The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools."
The Military Friendly Schools media and website, www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. The schools selected have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services to those who served. Now in its fifth year, the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for VA tuition funding.
Lincoln campuses maintain contacts with Veterans services and programs around the country, and frequently host career fairs, job training seminars, and other workshops dedicated specifically to the needs of returning servicemen and women. In addition, Lincoln continues to seek out and establish new partnerships and programs around the country to bridge the skills gap between the abilities of the workforce and the needs of employers.
About Lincoln Educational Services Corporation
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a leading provider of diversified career-oriented post-secondary education. Lincoln offers recent high school graduates and working adults degree and diploma programs in five principal areas of study: automotive technology, health sciences, skilled trades, business and information technology, and hospitality services. Lincoln has provided the workforce with skilled technicians since its inception in 1946.
Lincoln currently operates 38 campuses and five training sites in 17 states under five brands: Lincoln Technical Institute, Lincoln College of Technology, Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences, Lincoln College of New England, and Florida Medical Training Institute.
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