By Gordon Duff and Mike Harris
Veterans Today announces a “working partnership” with Brighton College and its affiliates. Most of what is offered will be direct employment related, medical, paralegal, technical sales, the programs are listed below. Our concern at VT is the well being and economic security of our staff and readers. Toward this end, we see this partnership as providing a “safe haven” for those who have been putting off getting back to school.
Sometimes it is a kid who is stalled, stuck and unable to dig his or her way out. Education isn’t the perfect answer all the time but it is an answer. By education, I mean passing on knowledge, core competencies that build confidence and trust in one’s own capabilities. Brighton is not an “easy” school. None of us need “easy.”
Why VT and Brighton
VT is notorious for avoiding affiliations and product endorsements. We get charities and law firms who want to cherry pick the VT demographic, veterans and their families. We learned about Brighton College from staffers who teach there. Online learning has strong advantages and disadvantages as well with new colleges coming out of the woodwork promising an educating but delivering less. Brighton has been something very different.
We are looking to Brighton for their flexible programs for veterans and military families. We have two basic groups at VT, those with degrees, often advanced degrees but limited career pathing as “times have changed” and those who have “stalled” as it were. Sometimes just “getting back to school” can change everything.
There is one other factor we look at as well, the extra attention vets sometimes need, particularly combat vets, help that is more available at Brighton than at most “brick and mortar” schools. What is vital is that programs are all “win” and not “win/lose.” There are so many ways you can get knocked out of the box, not just deployments but life, jobs, shift changes, kids and stress. We do know stress.
If pushed to just get through a class the education can sometimes become secondary to an immersive learning experience. This is where I have watched online learning and, in particular, Brighton College, shine.
Military and Law Enforcement Tuition Discount now expanded to all VT readers:
To show our appreciation to all of those who protect and serve, we are offering 30% off of our regular tuition rates and all books included to service members of all branches of the military, local and federal law enforcement agencies. And to further show our commitment to help those who help us, we are extending this offer to the immediate family members as well. This is a limited time offer that expires May 31, 2015. Applicants must be able to show identification proof of eligibility.
Military Spouses – Double Your MyCAA Benefits with our Match Scholarship
We recognize the important role that you play and the sacrifices you make. So we are offering a limited amount of “Benefits Match” Scholarships to those students eligible for the MyCAA program. If you still have your full $4,000 benefit, we’ll match that so you’ll receive a total of $8,000 toward your tuition. If you are a military spouse, call in today to find out if you qualify!
Brighton College is proud to announce our partnership with Veterans Today. Our goal is to inform VT readers and all veterans on the educational benefits and quality education programs available to you as well as job placement assistance that Brighton College offers to help you become job-ready. Below are just some of the unique features we offer:
- 100% Online training where you set your own schedule
- Qualified instructors available to help you through the program
- Brighton College participates in many military and veterans education benefits and offers scholarships
- All books and materials included for military and veterans
- Job placement assistance through our Career Exploration course, included in your program
- Brighton College has been training students for over 50 years
Brighton College Offers Career Training Programs for Veterans and Their Families
Brighton College supports America’s service members and veterans. Our newest offering exclusive to all military, veterans and law enforcement agencies is our Criminal Justice with AR-15 Advanced Armorer course. When you enroll in and complete one of the accredited online Criminal Justice Programs, you will have the opportunity to enroll in the AR-15 Advanced Armorer course at Sonoran Desert Institute at no additional charge! Fill out the form on this page for more information or call 1-800-354-1254 Here is just a sampling of what we have to offer:
- Health Services Careers
- Paralegal and Criminal Justice Careers:
- Business Management and Business Technical Sales:
Funding Options Available
There are many benefits available to active duty service members, veterans and their families. Below are a few that Brighton College participates in.
- Post 9-11 GI Bill
- Montgomery GI Bill
- MyCAA Military Spouse matching scholarship – up to $8,000 toward tuition
- and more…
Request more information by completing the form to the right, or by calling 1-800-231-3803