Friday, January 25, 2019

CVTC Named Military-Friendly School

Designation reflects efforts to recruit, serve military students

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Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) has been named a Military Friendly School for 2019 by Viqtory Media.

The Military Friendly School designation by Viqtory Media is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation. The list serves as a resource for service members and military families seeking education and has played a significant role in advancing best practices in supporting military students on campuses across the country.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a survey completed by the school.

“We serve approximately 175 veterans annually,” said Deb Ludwikowski, who works directly with veterans at CVTC. “This honor is based on the services we offer specifically for our student veterans.”

Ludwikowski has received a Federal Certificate of Appreciation from the Federal Executive Board for her outstanding work with veterans. “I help them apply for their benefits and work as a go-between if there are payment issues with the Veterans Administration. I’m a point of reference for them,” Ludwikowski said.

Institutions competed for the elite Military Friendly School title by completing a survey of over 100 questions covering ten categories, including military support on campus, graduation and employment outcomes, and military spouse policies. Survey responses were scored against benchmarks across these key indicators of success.

Viqtory Media is a veteran-owned small business that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities. The 2019-2020 Military Friendly Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine. The list can also be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.