The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University is offering two free programs for military veterans to adjust to civilian life after discharge.
Syracuse is hosting the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) and another installment of its annual Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) from July 24 to July 31.
The EBV is a nine-day residency focused on providing entrepreneurship and small business ownership training to 9/11 veterans who have been honorably discharged, according to a news release.
“EBV’s cutting-edge training in entrepreneurship and small business management for veterans is the flagship program of the Institute for Veteran and Military Families. Nearly 80% of EBV alumni have started or grown their business after attending this boot camp and over 90% are still in business today,” Vice Chancellor and IVMF Executive Director J. Michael Haynie explained.
The WSP supports veterans who want to pursue a college education. Apart from skills training, participants are also taught how much they have to offer as veterans.
“The transition can be a challenge for many, and it’s not just the service member, but it’s also the family and spouse. The whole idea is to just teach them the rules. They learn different rules in the military and their lifestyle is different in the military. We just have to teach them the rules in order to be successful,” shared SU IVMF Chief Operation Officer Maureen Casey.