Institute for Veterans and Military Families and JPMorgan Chase Expand Veterans Career Transition Program to Include Military

Institute for Veterans and Military Families and JPMorgan Chase Expand
Veterans Career Transition Program to Include Military Spouses

Dec. 15 Registration Deadline Nears for Classes Beginning in January,
Including New HR Curriculum

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Dec. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Institute for Veterans
and Military Families has expanded eligibility to enroll in its Veterans
Career Transition Program to spouses of eligible veterans and active duty
servicemembers. This new development allows these spouses access to online
courses along four professional tracks that will help them gain knowledge,
skills and certifications that civilian organizations seek in their employees
– all at no cost.

The deadline for spouses and eligible veterans to register for courses that
begin in January is Sunday, Dec. 15.

The Veterans Career Transition Program delivers career-focused online training
to transitioning U.S. military members, members of the Guard and Reserve, post
9-11 veterans and now military and eligible veterans' spouses. The program is
paid for in its entirety by JPMorgan Chase & Co., so participants don't incur
any costs or use their education benefits to take part.

"The Veterans Career Transition Program has helped many veterans successfully
transition into civilian careers – and that's why we're expanding it to
military spouses. Our aim is to position military families for post-military
service success. Through VCTP, veterans and spouses can add to the valuable
skills they already have and gain additional knowledge, skills and
certifications that employers are seeking," said Maureen Casey, Managing
Director, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Office of Military and Veterans Affairs.

Program participants select an independent study track or follow education
tracks in Professional Skills, Technology or Human Resources – a new course of
study that will begin in January.

The new human resources (HR) curriculum is tailored to provide training for a
newcomer to the HR field as well as prepare existing HR professionals for the
Professional in Human Resources and Senior PHR certification exams, depending
on their experience level. The training is certified by the Human Resources
Certification Institute, the certification arm of the Society for Human
Resource Management.

"In every branch of the Armed Services, you will find troops who have worked
in human resources, project management, and information technology. Where they
struggle in the civilian job market is with professional certifications that
military training doesn't provide. The Veterans Career Transition Program
helps veterans and military spouses meet the requirements to fill growing
demand from companies for skilled, experienced workers," said Dr. Mike Haynie,
Executive Director and co-founder of the Institute for Veterans and Military

In addition to specific coursework in each of the program tracks, students
will gain insight into navigating the corporate environment; prepare for
industry certifications such as PMP, PHR, Six Sigma Greenbelt, Security+ and
others; and work with an assigned Syracuse University advisor who will help
guide them through the coursework and employment process.

"I was fortunate to have in-depth evaluations of my resume by advisors, which
led to compliments by several employers that I interviewed with. I was able to
reach out to advisors for direction and guidance in my job search and
interviewing process. It was extremely helpful, and I feel it really helped
push me ahead of other candidates. I ended up receiving three job offers
shortly after I finished the program," said Kade Ruhlman, a Marine Corps
veteran and VCTP graduate.

To learn more about VCTP and to apply online visit
The deadline to register for classes beginning in January is Sunday, Dec. 15.


The IVMF is the first national center in higher education focused on the
social, economic, education and policy issues impacting veterans and their
families post-service. Through our focus on veteran-facing programming,
research and policy, employment and employer support, and community
engagement, the institute provides in-depth analysis of the challenges facing
the veteran community; best practices and serves as a forum to facilitate new
partnerships and strong relationships between individuals and organizations
committed to making a difference for veterans and military families. Learn
more about IVMF at For questions about VCTP contact Dan
Cohen: or 315-443-6898.


JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) is a leading global financial services firm
with assets of $2.5 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in
investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses,
commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and
private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan
Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the
world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under
its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase's programs
for military members, veterans and their families can be found at

CONTACT: Fred Wellman

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