VETTED gives vets a leg up in the corporate world

Jake Hughes
June 04, 2018 - 12:12 pm

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It can be tough advancing in the corporate world, especially for a veteran. You might receive excellent training in the military, but there are certain things they just don‘t teach at Advanced Leader’s Courses. There is a gap in knowledge between the military and corporate lives, and a group down in Texas is aiming to bridge that gap.

“VETTED is an executive education program for those who have spent their entire adult lives in service to our country,” says CEO Cassaundra Melgar-C’De Baca. “We are also leveling the playing field for those who are in the industry now.”

The group offers short yet intensive education programs at several schools in Texas, including Texas A&M, Rice, and Texas University. The Veteran Accelerated Management Program is a seven month program split into five month distance education and two month residence education modules. It brings veterans up to speed on the latest in industry, technology, and entrepreneurship. “It’s a Masters of Technology type of learning environment,” says COO Alba Melgar-C’De Baca. “It’s everything from entrepreneurship, market validation, marketing, to the latest in medical technology.”

Alba thinks that veterans are uniquely equipped to intake that amount of training in seven months. “Beyond the leadership capabilities that veterans have, they’re very adaptable and trainable.”

Applications for the Fall classes will open on July 10th. For more information, visit the VETTED website.

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