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ERIC Number: EJ812080
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep-5
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Disabled Veterans Get Hands-On Training in the Art of Entrepreneurship
Mangan, Katherine
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n2 pA39 Sep 2008
This paper reports on an entrepreneurial camp at Texas A&M's Mays Business School for disabled veterans. The program began at Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management last year and expanded this summer to Texas A&M, the University of California at Los Angeles, and Florida State University, all of which completed camps for 16 to 20 veterans this summer. The program is open to veterans who were injured in the line of duty since September 11, 2001. It is just one of the programs nationwide that are aimed at helping veterans transition back, either into higher education or a career. Earlier this summer, a "21st-century GI Bill" was signed into law to provide military personnel and recent veterans with enough aid to attend any college in their states, regardless of the cost. Some veterans, though, want to get back to work more quickly. That's where the boot camps come in. The entire program, including the instruction, travel, and accommodations, is free. Donors covered the approximately $100,000 that Texas A&M expected its camp to cost. The 25 applicants to Texas A&M's program filled out lengthy applications, including essays and references.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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