One of the challenges that vets face as they transition from active duty back to the civilian world is overcoming the perception that they don’t have experience that their civilian counterparts have. One way to overcome that is to earn the certifications required for certain positions.
Syracuse University has a great veterans support program and has teamed up with JPMorgan Chase to offer vets certifications in IT, project management, and operations. The certification classes are free to vets, all offered online, and can help you overcome the challenges of getting your foot in the door.
Their next session starts in July and they are currently accepting applications.
Since this was a post from April 2013, I don’t know if SU still runs this specific program, but they are still doing a lot of incredible work for vets and you can find their homepage here: http://vets.syr.edu/