GBX Awarded Subcontract to Provide VA Benefits Briefings to Transitioning Service Members
GBX Consultants, Inc. was awarded a subcontract with CALIBRE Systems, Inc. to provide services for the Veterans Benefits Administration/Department of Defense Program Office (VDPO) within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VDPO is responsible for providing necessary support services to transitioning Service members under the VOW to Hire Our Heroes Act and the Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI). GBX personnel will assist VA in delivering multiple curriculum modules as part of the newly redesigned transition program, now known as Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success). These modules will include the VA Benefits Briefings, as well as support for standardized end-of-career CAPSTONE events to validate, verify, and bolster transition training and services and better prepare Service members for life after the military.
Executive Vice President, Dave Maurer, invited to Speak at Harvard University
GBX Consultants, Inc. is proud to announce that Dave Maurer, Executive Vice President for Programs, has been invited to once again speak to veterans attending the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He will present his views and share his experience as both a veteran and the Program Manager for the Department of Labor's (DOL) Veterans Employment and Training Services (VETS) Employment Workshop contract. Following his presentation, he will meet in one-on-one sessions with interested students to review resumes and discuss how to leverage their education and military skills and experience in the civilian and government marketplace.
The GBX team of workshop facilitators delivers approximately 7,000 transition workshops a year at over 280 military installations in all 50 states, 16 countries and two U.S. territories. These workshops are conducted for all military Services, the National Guard and the Reserves, and for all separating or retiring members and their spouses.
GBX Awarded Contract to Provide Higher Education Workshops to Department of Navy
GBX Consultants, Inc. was awarded a contract with the Department of Navy to provide personnel to augment the existing Goals, Plans, Succeed (GPS) Transition Assistance Program - Education Track. The Higher Education Track is an optional two-day workshop that guides service members through the process of selecting a degree program, comparing accredited colleges, examining a range of funding, and completing a college application package.
GBX has partnered with two companies, Inverness Technologies and Insignia Federal Group, who also have deep experience supporting educational facilitation programs. Together we will deliver workshops at various Navy installations throughout the United States and abroad.
"We are excited to be working with the Navy on this important program," said Gene Bruseau, President/CEO. "The information conveyed throughout this program helps service members discover their academic readiness and education requirements needed to attain their career goals."
GBX Awarded Blanket Purchase Agreement with Department of Interior
GBX Consultants, Inc. was awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with the Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management. BPAs are frequently used by the federal government to utilize trusted supplies to fill anticipated repetitive needs for supplies or services. GBX will perform a variety of educational support services, including meeting facilitation, instructional systems support, computer based training, audio/visual editing, and web site development and maintenance.
GBX has partnered with Axiom Resource Management and two of their divisions, Keymind and Didactics, to bring a complementary technical and creative service skill set, along with instructional design and development experts, to the BLM.
Sudie Nolan-Cassimatis Promoted to Vice President
Sudie Nolan-Cassimatis was recently promoted to Vice President. In addition to her corporate leadership duties, Ms. Nolan-Cassimatis serves as the Deputy Program Manager for the Department of Labor (VETS) Employment Workshop (TAP) Program and oversees several contracts related to the government's Transition GPS initiative. She has extensive experience in providing comprehensive employment and training information to service members and their spouses. As the Deputy PM for DOL TAP, she helps manage the delivery of nearly 6,000 workshops per year and supervises a team of more than 200 advanced employment workshop facilitators located within the United States and overseas. She has spent many years working in the public and private sectors and has a breadth of experience in communications and management.
GBX and INDTAI launch initiative to fill void left by the cancellation of tuition assistance for the Armed Forces
GBX Consultants, Inc. http://www.gbxconsultants.com/ and Indtai, Inc. http://www.indtai.com/ are stepping up to fill a void left by the budget crisis that is currently consuming Washington: the Armed Services, with the exception of the Navy, have suspended their Tuition Assistance program for active duty service members. During fiscal year 2012, 286,665 service members took advantage of the Tuition Assistance program, pursuing 874,094 courses, and earning a total of 50,497 degrees, diplomas and certificates at a total cost of $568.2 million. As such, approximately one quarter of a million service members are likely impacted by this suspension.
GBX and Indtai are launching an initiative to promote scholarships for active duty service members in light of the cancellation of Tuition Assistance due to budget cuts. The companies will work with private industry, academic institutions, foundations and other entities to expand and enhance the ability of active duty service members as well as and the broader military community to include Veterans, family members, and Wounded, Ill and Injured to find financial aid and scholarship opportunities. The initiative will build on Indtai's Military Community Scholarship and Financial Aid Explorer http://www.mcsfex.net/ website which already offers over 5,500 scholarships and financial aid options. The website is being enhanced and updated, and we are actively researching and adding new scholarships. Corporations, academic institutions, foundations and other entities are invited to join this initiative to enhance and update the website, facilitate sponsorship of new scholarships, and manage them through the website.
Our service members have committed their lives to protect our country. It's time for our country to give back. Please join us.
GBX Welcomes Dave Maurer as Executive Vice President for Programs
GBX Consultants is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Dave Maurer as our Executive Vice President for Programs and the Project Director for the Department of Labor's Global Employment Workshop (DOLEW) contract for retiring and separating service members.
Mr. Maurer will oversee the delivery of nearly 6,000 career transition workshops annually across the United States and in 12 countries and 1 US territory. Mr. Maurer previously led the DOL Transition Assistance Program (TAP) before the newly developed curriculum was finalized and the contract awarded to GBX. His unparalleled success with the delivery of this world-wide program and his proven leadership pedigree over nearly 35 years in both the military and across the private sector, bring just the right mix of experience, steadiness and capability to this enormous effort.