Boeing grant supports Veterans transition program
An $80,000 grant from Boeing of South Carolina will fund the Boeing Skills to Lead – Veterans Career Transition Program through the Wall College of Business.
“The Boeing Skills to Lead – Veterans Career Transition Program will help veterans achieve better job placement and career development by helping them understand how to transfer their military skills to the civilian workforce,” said Gregory Nance, director of veterans services at CCU.
The program consists of a two-hour orientation and five development modules, culminating with two hours of one-on-one coaching. Veteran participants will receive the latest information about techniques to succeed as a leader, practice the applications of techniques through case study and role play, and discuss how to transfer learned skills to the civilian workplace. Specific modules include: understanding leadership, understanding yourself; using power and influence; negotiating; performance management; and working in teams.
The program is highly individualized and includes a detailed self-assessment of one’s own leadership strengths and weaknesses, the establishment of a personal development plan, and personalized coaching so that veterans will be able to understand how their various skills will translate to different settings. Facilitators include experts in veterans’ transition to the civilian workforce as well as experts in organizational leadership.
Participants will be recruited through CCU’s Office of Veterans Services. Retired military enrolled at CCU are also eligible as well as spouses of active military members and veterans. Those who successfully complete the Boeing Skills to Lead – Veterans Career Transition Program will be awarded a TEAL Belt in Leadership from the CCU’s Executive Development Program. Program graduates will have access to additional services through the University’s Career Services Center.
Since 2010, Boeing has invested more than $37 million in nonprofit organizations across South Carolina.