Prudential partners with Northeast Iowa Community College to bring veteran training and employment initiative to Dubuque
NEWARK, N.J. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) and Northeast Iowa Community College have announced a partnership to bring Prudential's unique veteran training and employment program run by Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS) to Dubuque.
"Increasingly companies are creating programmatic ways to recruit, hire and train veterans because they recognize this approach is a smart business strategy supported by academic research," said Raymond Weeks, vice president, Veterans Initiatives at Prudential.
In 2009, Prudential and WOS partnered with Rutgers University-Newark to develop a unique program called VETalent that would train Iraq and Afghanistan war-era veterans for jobs in corporate America. Since then, the program has been expanded to Fort Washington, PA, Jacksonville, FL and Dubuque, IA in collaboration with a local colleges or universities. Veterans who complete the VETalent work-study certificate program receive a certificate awarded by the partnering institution. Those who complete the WOS academic component are eligible to be hired by sponsor companies as consultants and full-time employees.
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