Monday, February 24, 2020

CVTC Named Military-Friendly School

Designation reflects efforts to recruit, serve military students

Eau Claire, WI – Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) has been named a Military Friendly School for 2020-21.

The Military Friendly School designation 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.

Military Friendly is owned and operated by Viqtory, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business. The list of institutions designated Military Friendly can be found at

With 95 programs and both online and on-campus classes, Chippewa Valley Technical College delivers superior, progressive technical education which improves the lives of students, meets the workforce needs of the region, and strengthens the community. CVTC programs are designed with input of business and industry to prepare graduates for today’s jobs, with 93 percent employed within six months of graduation and associate degree graduates earning an average annual salary of $44,000.

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