Two organizations have teamed up to address the widening skills gap amongst US Military veterans and their families.
AMVETS, the nation’s most inclusive, congressionally chartered veteran’s association and Success Training Institute (Simply Success), the world’s leading online soft skills training company, are joining forces in an effort to equip veterans with the skills needed to excel in the civilian workforce.
Through the alliance, AMVETS members will receive discounts on certification courses, complimentary job placement assistance, and opportunities to participate in virtual internship programs. Additionally, the certifications earned by the veterans will qualify for college credit at select institutions of higher learning that have partnerships with Simply Success. The certification courses include Leadership, Critical Thinking, Conflict Resolution, Adaptability, Emotional Awareness, Selling and Influencing amongst many others.
AMVETS Career Center Manager Ciara Robinson expressed excitement about the partnership with Success Training Institute. “Our military veterans are aware of the growing need for soft skills credentials,” said Robinson. “The alliance with Simply Success ensures all our members can acquire these essential skills at an affordable price.” Research conducted by the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation reveals 8 of ten employers prefer candidates with soft skills certifications.
Success Training Institute CEO, DL Wallace is confident the alliance will open new doors for military veterans. “Many of the brave men and women who served our country are looking for credentials they can add to their resumes,” Wallace stated. “With this strategic partnership, veterans can have the critical skills they need to start their own businesses or excel in a new career.” Studies conducted by McDonalds corporation reveal soft skills as the key element for entrepreneurial and career success.
All the lessons in the Simply Success curriculum are broken down into segments of 8 minutes or less and can be accessed from any smartphone. Certifications can be earned in as little as 8 weeks per course. AMVETS members will also have access to the online assessments developed by Success Training Institute that help determine the courses students should take first.
AMVETS members looking to work from home will also have opportunities through this alliance as Success Training Institute will offer priority acceptance to the members that apply for its special entrepreneurial programs and business opportunities. Retired Army officer and veterans advocate, Ericilda Coleman of Dallas is eager to share this opportunity with her friends. “AMVETS is offering an invaluable service to veterans through this partnership,” Coleman said. “Soft Skills will not only help us in our post-military careers; it will also equip us to interact more effectively with our families.” Military veterans can access the training and redeem their discounts visiting http://www.simplysuccess.com and by entering the Promo Code: AMVETS at checkout.
AMVETS (American Veterans) is a congressionally chartered veterans service organization and has been serving veterans for more than 75 years. AMVETS represents the interests of 20 million veterans and is open to and fighting for all who honorably served in the United States military, including the Reserve and Guard.
To learn more, visit http://amvets.org/.
About Success Training Institute:
Based in Plano, Texas Success Training Institute is an industry-leading, online soft skills training company that offers a wide array of certifications and stackable credentials to college students, entrepreneurs, military veterans and business professionals of all backgrounds. It also offers custom learning programs for corporations. To learn more, visit http://www.simplysuccess.com.