Harrison College provides free resource guide for military veterans
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Harrison College, a private sector college serving more than 4,000 students worldwide, announced today the launch of "The Veteran's Field Manual to College Education: A Plan of Action for Going Back to School" for military veterans looking to attend college.
A free resource for military veterans, the guide covers topics ranging from finding out what career options are obtainable, how attaining a higher education is possible with transferable skills, to navigating financial aid and maximizing military benefits to make college more affordable.
"Many of our returning service men and women are finding they need to gain more skills in order to attain a career; but many do not know where to start," said Russell Eaglin, Deputy Director of the Indiana Department of Veteran Affairs. "This resource guide provides our veterans with the knowledge they need to take the step towards higher education so they can find the career they want. Our returning heroes are talented individuals and resources like this are the key to unlocking their potential."
According to the Indiana Department of Veteran Affairs there are nearly 550,000 veterans living in Indiana. And a 2012 study from the United States Department of Labor revealed that unemployment for Gulf War-era II veterans between the ages of 18 to 25 was 20%, higher than the rate for nonveterans of the same age.
"As many of our military heroes return from their tour of duty, many are finding the need to enhance their education as they struggle with the skills gap. By providing this free resource guide, we hope to empower our servicemen and women to seek higher education options that are right for them to maximize their talents," said Jason Konesco, president for Harrison College. "Harrison College is committed to assisting our military members and their families with educational opportunities to enhance their career potential."
Harrison College's commitment to provide ongoing support to military veterans extends to family members with the "Spouses and Dependents of Servicemembers Scholarship." This scholarship, worth $2,500, is awarded to ten qualifying spouses or dependents of service members each year.
The guide is available at careersuccess.harrison.edu/veterans.
About Harrison College
Founded in 1902, Harrison College is a career-focused institution of higher education serving more than 4,000 students worldwide. The institution grants associate's and bachelor's degrees across five schools of study: business, health sciences, information technology, criminal justice and veterinary technology, as well as through its culinary division, The Chef's Academy. Harrison College offers students a customized learning environment that could include online, traditional classroom at one of its 11 campuses or two culinary schools, or through a combination of both. Harrison College campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and the institution is a candidate with The Higher Learning Commission, an affiliate of the North Central Association (HLC-NCA). For more information, visit harrison.edu or call (888) 544-4422.
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