Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and professional training, is pleased to attend the fifth annual Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) Partner Meeting in Alexandria, Virginia, October 17-18. This collaborative event is designed to shape the future of MSEP with the goal of improving employment and career opportunities for military spouses. Career Step has been an MSEP partner since the program was launched on June 29, 2011, by Dr. Jill Biden.
“We are honored to be a member of MSEP and to work with them in reducing the high unemployment rate among military spouses,” said Ryan Ewer, Career Step Chief Marketing Officer. “In our interactions with thousands of military spouses over the years, we have seen that the challenges are really two-fold: spouses need career education that fits into their unique lifestyles, and they also need to be prepared for jobs that offer opportunities no matter where they are stationed.”
The Military Spouse Employment Partnership program, run by the Department of Defense under the umbrella of the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program, provides recruitment and employment opportunities by connecting military spouses and companies. They support all branches of the military including the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard, by partnering with organizations committed to recruiting, hiring, promoting and retaining military spouses in portable careers. Since MSEP’s inception in 2011, partner employers have hired more than 90,000 military spouses.
“Career Step’s career-focused education approach is an excellent fit with the MSEP mission,” said Tim Reynolds, Career Step Military Liaison. “Our graduate assistance program provides one-on-one resume and cover letter reviews, personalized interview tutorials, job opening notifications and more; and the individualized support we provide helps graduates turn their education into a career. As a result, 84% of Career Step graduates find employment in their field of study, and since we are a MyCAA-approved school, military spouses can graduate debt-free.”
Career Step has trained more than 15,000 military spouses and service members over the years, and the school has been recognized as a Military Friendly School™ for six years in a row. In addition to being an original member of the MSEP program, Career Step is a MyCAA-approved school and offers quarterly scholarships for military spouses in partnership with the National Military Family Association.
About Career Step
Career Step is an online provider of career-focused education and professional training. The company has trained over 100,000 students for new careers, has more than 150 partnerships with colleges and universities nationwide, offers a variety of continuing education courses for healthcare professionals and has educated more than 8,000 health information professionals through its Professional Training Division. Career Step provides training for several of the largest and most respected healthcare employers in the nation and is committed to helping students and practicing healthcare professionals alike gain the skills they need to be successful in the workplace—improving lives, advancing careers and bettering business results through education. More information can be found at www.careerstep.com or 1-800-246-7836.