ABTU Receives SOC Approval
Serving our country AND achieving a college education
A letter of announcement from the SOC (Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges) has been received confirming their approval in listing ABTU’s Information Technology certificate program on their CTE (Career & Technical Education) list. The SOC has been a highly respected partner to the Department of Defense in recognizing academic institutions and programs dedicated to helping service members navigate the opportunities available to them at the nation's best technical schools. ABTU is honored to be among the list of distinguished Military-Friendly Colleges helping veterans, active duty members, and military spouses through the convenience of live online education and training in fast growing fields of study.
“ABTU continues to honor the men and women serving our country by providing a solid online platform and affordable training options. In the last 5 years, over one million dollars has been allocated by ABTU to assist veterans and servicemembers with their tuition needs”, says Lute Atieh, CEO of ABTU.
Since 1972, SOC has been assisting individuals with a way to balance work and education in a flexible manner. Every service member is unique based on their goals, military status, tuition funds, and schedules, which require all to be accommodated in various ways. Each institution that works alongside SOC is able to meet the needs of these students based on their conditions. The program can also be used for guidance counselors and educational advisors as a way to guide service members in the appropriate direction.
Transitioning from military life to civilian life is a challenge for some service members and their families. Educational benefits are an essential part of getting active duty members and veterans on track to earning a college degree and applying their work skills into a substantial career. Along with the offerings of educational benefits are an innumerable amount of funding options. A few examples of funding benefits are tuition assistance, vocational rehab, GI Bill, and many more. According to recent studies by the Student Veterans of America , through the years of 2002-2013, about 800,000 veterans completed a higher education. These studies ranged from vocational training to postgraduate programs. Although these students may come across obstacles while juggling college and military life, the drive and dedication of achieving a higher education is prevalent.
ABTU has been voted “Military Friendly & Veteran Friendly” consistently since 2010. The commitment to helping students complete their degrees without the need for student loans has been our main driving force as a university. For more information on how ABTU serves veterans, servicemembers, and their families, please visit: www.ABTU.edu or contact Jordan Cox at: [email protected].