WEST ORANGE, N.J., Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ: LINC), a national leader in specialized technical training, has been named to the 2016 list of Military Friendly Schools by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The original Lincoln campus – Lincoln Technical Institute of Newark, NJ – was established in 1946 to assist returning World War II veterans, and Lincoln Tech schools are proud to carry on that tradition of service today.
"It's a true honor to once again be recognized and designated a Military Friendly School," says Scott Shaw, Lincoln's President and CEO. "The Lincoln tradition dates back to the end of World War II, because our founders wanted to be able to give back to the servicemen who had given so much to our nation. We've never lost sight of that mission, and we place the highest emphasis on ensuring America's veterans will always have a partner in Lincoln to assist them in adapting the skills they learned in the military for civilian careers."
Lincoln Tech has received the Military Friendly Schools designation every year since Victory Media launched the initiative in 2009. U.S. veterans are served by each of Lincoln's 30 campuses around the nation. While students train for professional skills that help launch civilian careers, they also work closely with Lincoln faculty to build academic skills, and with Career Services teams who help them network with a broad range of employer partners. Lincoln helps veterans translate their military experience into tangible professional skills that hiring managers are looking for; each campus has detailed knowledge of which local employer partners are best suited for students rejoining the civilian workforce.
"Post-secondary institutions earning the 2016 Military Friendly School award have exceptionally strong programs for transitioning service members and spouses," said Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer of Victory Media and Navy Reserve veteran. "Our Military Friendly Schools are truly aligning their military programs and services with employers to help students translate military experience, skills and training into successful careers after graduation."
Victory Media is the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds, and publishes G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM and Military Spouse. Now in its seventh year, the original, premier Military Friendly Schools designation provides service members and their families with transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities. Institutions competed for the elite Military Friendly School title by completing a survey of more than 100 questions covering categories such as military support on campus, graduation and employment outcomes, and military spouse policies.
Lincoln campuses maintain contacts with Veterans services and programs around the country, and frequently host career fairs, job training seminars, and other workshops dedicated specifically to the needs of returning servicemen and women. In addition, Lincoln continues to seek out and establish new partnerships and programs around the country to bridge the skills gap between the abilities of the workforce and the needs of employers.
About Lincoln Educational Services Corporation
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a leading provider of diversified career-oriented post-secondary education. Lincoln offers recent high school graduates and working adults career-oriented programs in five principal areas of study: automotive technology, health sciences, skilled trades, business and information technology, and hospitality services. Lincoln has provided the workforce with skilled technicians since its inception in 1946.
Lincoln currently operates 30 campuses in 15 states under four brands: Lincoln Technical Institute, Lincoln College of Technology, Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences, and Lincoln College of New England. Lincoln also operates Lincoln Culinary Institutes in the states of Connecticut, Maryland and Florida.
For more information, go to lincolntech.edu.
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