I first came across the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) several years ago as I was searching online for Lean Six Sigma certification programs. To say I was stunned when I came across IVMF’s website and programs would be a HUGE understatement. I had no idea this organization with its exceptional programs existed and the resources just don’t support our military service and former service members, it also supports their families!
I was so impressed by what they do, I thought it was important to share this information with our network so others could benefit as well.
A little More about IVMF
IVMF has a rich history with Syracuse University and over the years they’ve created a partnership to embolden their efforts to reach out, train, help position, and support the entrepreneurial efforts of servicemen as well as provide incredible resources and benefits to their families.
One of the reasons they’ve partnered with Syracuse University (SU) is because SU’s history and commitment serving veterans, their families, and the military community as a whole.
Syracuse University has been ranked as the 2019 best private school for Veterans by the Military Times due to these efforts. The most recent commitment being through the creation of the National Veteran Resource Center (NVRC) located on Syracuse University’s campus.
Furthermore, IVMF offers programs that foster the civil development of veterans, and their families.
These programs focus on
· Career training
· Community services
· Higher education.
One of the amazing programs is the Onward to Opportunity (O2O) program which helps facilitate industry specific training, flexible learning, professional certifications, job placement, and “one on one” support for its participants. O2O supports IVMF’s programs through a variety of different avenues in order to solve the real challenges that affect our veterans.
Another impressive part of IVMF is their research department which focuses on coordinating and even creating impactful strategies to help veterans thrive in everyday life. This is done through the analysis of the programs themselves to ensure they are actively addressing the challenges our veterans face, as well as finding new programs to continue to address new challenges that arise. IVMF works with a plethora of public and private organizations to learn, understand, and then drive policy to support our servicemen and their families.
In an effort to support this organization and the great things it does, we will be posting regular blogs to update and inform our network. Our hope is to ensure our fellow veterans and their families get the word so they too can benefit from the offerings provided by this great organization.