Keystone Technical Institute announced today that it has earned the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM, and Military Spouse. First published in 2009, this list of designated schools is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans today. Each year, the list of designated schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them select the best college, university or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career.
For more than three decades, Keystone Technical Institute has provided accessible and affordable career training programs to students pursuing their education and professional goals. With a full-time career services staff, Keystone Technical Institute provides professional development opportunities and resources to help students every step of the way.
“Thousands of veterans leave the military every year and transition back to civilian life. At Keystone Technical Institute, we want to provide any assistance we can to make that transition go smoothly for the brave men and women who have courageously served our country,” said Keystone Technical Institute President, David Snyder.
Institutions earning this designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey. More than 1,700 schools participated in the 2017 survey; 1,273 were awarded with the designation. Ratings methodology, criteria and weightings were determined by Victory Media with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for Student Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Loan Repayment, Persistence (Degree Advancement or Transfer) and Loan Default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.
According to Daniel Nichols, a Navy Reserve veteran and Chief Product Officer at Victory Media, “Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to the majority of colleges gives veterans a comprehensive view of which schools are striving to provide the best opportunities and conditions for our nation’s student veterans. Military Friendly® helps military families make the best use of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other federal benefits while allowing us to further our goal of assisting them in finding success in their chosen career fields.”
For more information about Keystone Technical Institute’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit our website at http://kti.edu/.
Keystone Technical Institute will be showcased along with other 2017 designated schools in the annual Guide to Military Friendly® Schools, special education issues of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse Magazine and on militaryfriendly.com.
About Keystone Technical Institute:
With Keystone Technical Institute’s real-world career training programs, students can be career-ready in just 10 months with a diploma or 18 months with a specialized degree. They provide career-focused education to match their students’ goals with employer needs. With staff and faculty who know their fields, and genuinely care about their students’ success, students receive the training and support they need to begin their new career confidently.
About Military Friendly® Schools:
The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans and responses to the proprietary, data-driven survey from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weightings were developed by Victory Media with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. Data calculations and tabulations were independently evaluated for completeness and accuracy by EY. The survey is administered for free and is open to all post-secondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at: https://militaryfriendly.com/.
About Victory Media:
Founded in 2001, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur®, STEM JobsSM and Military Friendly® brands. Learn more about Victory Media at www.victorymedia.com.