Western Tech Named to Victory Media’s 2015 Military Friendly® Schools List for 6th Consecutive Year
El Paso, Texas - September 23, 2014 - Western Technical College announced today that it has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds.
Now in its sixth year, the Military Friendly® Schools designation and list by Victory Media is the premier, trusted resource for post-military success. Military Friendly® provides service members transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.
The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation. The methodology used for making the Military Friendly® Schools list has changed the student veteran landscape to one much more transparent, and has played a significant role over the past six years in capturing and advancing best practices to support military students across the country.
“We consider active duty military and veteran students and their families’ top priority at Western Tech. We help prepare individuals by providing a dedicated Military Liaison office at each campus and a Fort Bliss Education Office which assists in transition, financial aid, and resources specific to Veterans,” says Allan Sharpe, President. “We are strong financial supporters annually of Fort Bliss Morale, Welfare and Recreation and the exclusive sponsor of Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss. The tuition discount that Western Tech provides is available to all branches of active duty, reserve service members, honorably discharged veterans, and National Guard members, as well as their dependents.”
The survey captures over 50 leading practices in supporting military students and is available free of charge to the more than 8,000 schools approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding.