Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Cengage Partner to Train Veterans and Military Spouses

January 26, 2017

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Cengage Partner to Train Veterans and Military Spouses

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has 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. 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 Cengage to advance their education at A&M-Corpus Christi.  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.

“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 will 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 station, sometimes multiple times,” 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 give military families a higher education and professional credentials using the best online career development and training opportunities to support portable career goals.” 

Interested veterans can apply for an ed2go scholarship at http://www.ed2go.com/pages/Joiningforces/.