Cayuga Awarded IVMF 2013 Vocational Acceleration for Veterans Grant

December 10th, 2013 Posted in College News & Events

Janet Nelson, director of adult education and the Cayuga’s liaison to the Department of Defense for Student Veterans, recently learned that her grant application for almost $20,000 was funded by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families. Nelson will work with Cayuga colleagues to create Commissioned for Success: Collaborating to Enhance the Employability of Wounded Warriors (C4S), a multi-faceted educational program that includes: veteran-specific, individual and group academic advisement beginning early in the college acceptance cycle (prior to first semester registration);  a series of structured, interactive workshops, the content of which accelerates employability by enhancing a veteran’s knowledge, skills and ability to apply research-based vet-specific best-practices during the job-search process; and professional development for college faculty, staff, and local employers on vet-specific topics, including combat-related disabilities, particularly those characterized as “hidden.” More than half of the funding covers reimbursements for indirect costs (staff time dedicated to project planning and piloting) with the remainder covering direct program materials for marketing, delivery and assessment of the pilots for each target group.

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