Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Cengage Partner to Train Veterans and Military Spouses
Initiative Part of Joining Forces Tech Sector, A National Initiative to Support Service Members, Veterans and their Families
Corpus Christi, Texas—January 5, 2017—Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi today joined ed2go, a Cengage company, to fulfill a Joining Forces commitment to provide veterans and military spouses with workforce training opportunities and resources for securing employment. The university has a strong relationship with the local veteran and military community and offers a variety of programs tailored to military students, making them a strong partner for this program.
Joining Forces is a national White House initiative calling on Americans to rally around service members, veterans and their families and support them through wellness, education and employment opportunities.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi will work with ed2go to identify potential scholarship recipients and assist with raising awareness of the program among the academic community.
Seven non-active duty students have already received scholarships from ed2go to advance their education at A&M-Corpus Christi.
“Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is an ideal partner for us in this program, as they already do so much to support veterans through their own initiatives,” said Cory Eyler, General Manager, ed2go. “With a large population of military personnel in the Texas area, we can make an immediate impact and deliver training that can lead to real opportunities for employment in the tech sector.”
Danell Reilly, lead for the Career and Professional Education in the Office of Community Outreach at A&M-Corpus Christi, and United States veteran, shares her excitement about the new partnership.
“As a veteran, I understand the hardship of furthering my education when having to change duty stations more than once,” said Reilly. “Personally and professionally, I am extremely excited to be partnering with ed2go on the Joining Forces initiative and serve once again. Joining Forces provides an incredible opportunity to provide more military families a higher education and professional credentials using the best online career development and training opportunities to support portable career goals.”
In total, Cengage has committed to providing 100 scholarships to help veterans and military spouses access a wide range of ed2go online certificate training programs at A&M-Corpus Christi. These programs provide skills leading to tech sector employment. Many programs lead to industry-recognized credentials and certifications including CompTIA® Healthcare IT Technician, Graphic Design with Photoshop, and Project Management Professional (PMP).
Interested veterans and military spouses can apply for an ed2go scholarship by visiting http://www.ed2go.com/pages/Joiningforces/. For more information on all of Cengage’s offerings for veterans — including career and job skills training, certification exam preparation, online high school diplomas, and resources for the job search and interview process — please visit: http://solutions.cengage.com/WorkforceDevelopment/Military/.
About Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
Offering more than 80 of the most popular degree programs in the state, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has proudly provided a solid academic reputation, renowned faculty, and highly rated degree programs since 1947. The Island University has earned its spot as the premier, urban doctoral-granting institution in South Texas, supporting a UAS test site, two institutes and more than 40 research centers and labs. Discover your island at http://www.tamucc.edu/.
About Cengage and ed2go
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. ed2go, a Cengage company, is a leading provider of online instructor-facilitated courses and career training programs for the adult continuing education and training markets. With a catalog of over 600 offerings and a network of more than 2,100 top colleges and universities, ed2go offers partner institutions and organizations the opportunity to provide unprecedented access to affordable online education. www.ed2go.com