BRYN MAWR, Pa., Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs has announced a new program aimed at creating career opportunities for military veterans at some of the nation's leading financial institutions.
The program, called the Veteran Placement Initiative, is scheduled to launch on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11.
Since its inception in 2012, the Center has been committed to helping eligible men, women, and their spouses who have served in the armed services achieve their career goals in the financial services industry. The Center is now awarding, on average, more than one scholarship per week.
The Veteran Placement Initiative provides the next step in the process: Turning that first-rate education into a career.
"That's what this program is all about – connecting these talented veteran scholars to our broad network of partners, representing some of the best organizations in the financial services industry," said Ted Digges, Executive Director of The American College Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs. "These organizations are very interested in hiring veterans because of the discipline, integrity, and work ethic learned in their military service. There is a huge demand in the industry for the kind of talent that our veteran scholars bring to the table."
The growing list of partner organizations includes Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, Northwestern Mutual, First Command Financial Services, Starr Companies, Prudential Financial, Lincoln Financial Group, Fifth Third Bank, Pactera, Intellect SEEC, COUNTRY Financial, Saybrus Partners, Hartford Funds, and Voya Financial.
"These partnerships really exemplify a unique win for everyone involved," Digges said. "It's great for the veteran who gets hired and it's great for the organization that gets an outstanding employee. And finally, it's great for the financial services sector as we infuse the industry with these talented individuals."
About The American College of Financial Services
The American College of Financial Services is the nation's largest non-profit educational institution devoted to financial services. Holding the highest level of academic accreditation, The College has served as a valued business partner to banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and others since 1927. The American College faculty represents some of the financial services industry's foremost thought leaders. For more information, visit TheAmericanCollege.edu.
About The American College Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs
The American College Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs provides educational support and career opportunities to eligible men, women and their spouses who have served in the armed services of the United States. To learn more about the Center and scholarship opportunities, visit Veterans.TheAmericanCollege.edu.
SOURCE The American College