Warriors to Workforce: The Mount enters an important partnership
Emmitsburg, MD - Mount St. Mary’s University welcomed 23 American veterans enrolled in the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ Warriors to Workforce program at a Convocation Ceremony on Friday, February 3.
Edward Chow, Maryland State Secretary for Veteran Affairs, along with University President Thomas H. Powell, VA Chancellor Lisa Doyle and campus officials addressed the veterans during the ceremony.
The Warriors 2 Workforce program began in the fall of 2011, when Mount St. Mary’s University partnered with the Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy in Frederick, Md., to provide a career path for wounded American veterans. The first class of 23 veterans will complete three years of training, and the University is offering additional courses permitting veterans to earn a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
“The Mount is honored to be involved in this program,” said President Powell. “The Warriors are American heroes, and our participation is an important way of giving back to soldiers who sacrifice to protect our nation.”
The University’s Richard J. Bolte Sr., School of Business is providing select business offerings preparing veterans for a career in government procurement. The initial curriculum covers fundamental business education, introduction to acquisition, peak performance training, and mission service. Additional coursework includes the complexities of contracting and procurement, leadership courses, skill building workshops, and on-the-job-training.
Veterans will also take University courses in business and decision-making, business math and communications, accounting, information systems, ethics, writing and computer skills.
The Academy expects a new cohort to arrive each fall.