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.
GBX Accepted into Military Spouse Employment Partnership
GBX Consultants, Inc. was accepted as a partner into the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP). MSEP is part of the Department of Defense's broader Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) initiative, which was launched in 2011 to expand career opportunities for military spouses worldwide, and to recognize the skills and talents they bring to the employment table. By joining the partnership, GBX becomes an integral part of a growing program dedicated to ensuring military spouses are afforded the opportunity to realize their employment aspirations.
Leaders from GBX will be attending a 3-day orientation in November in Alexandria, Virginia. In addition, leadership will participate in a signing ceremony with the Secretary of Defense, the Honorable Leon Panetta, where GBX will sign a statement of support, signifying a pledge to:
GBX Awarded Transition Assistance Program Employment Workshop Facilitation Support
GBX Consultants, Inc. was awarded a contract to provide employment workshop facilitation services in support of the Department of Labor (DOL) Veterans' Employment and Training Service Transition Assistance Program. Under the contract, GBX will provide comprehensive employment and training information to service members and their spouses by providing them with the skills necessary to secure meaningful and successful careers in the civilian labor force, while decreasing their dependence upon unemployment compensation.
GBX has partnered with two companies, Inverness Technologies and Insignia Federal Group, who have deep experience supporting workshop employment facilitation programs.
"We look forward to continuing our relationship with DOL VETS on this important contract," said Gene Bruseau, President/CEO. "As Veterans ourselves, we applaud this tremendous effort and are honored to play a role in mitigating the unemployment issues many Veterans face each day."
Sudie Nolan-Cassimatis Named Assistant Vice President
Sudie Nolan-Cassimatis has been named an Assistant Vice President. Ms. Nolan-Cassimatis serves as the Regional Project Manager for the Transitional Assistance Program (TAP). She has extensive experience in providing comprehensive employment and training information to service members and their spouses. As the TAP RPM she manages the delivery of over 750 workshops per year and supervises a team of 40 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.
Janelle Rich Promoted to Executive Vice President
Janelle Rich was promoted to Executive Vice President. Ms. Rich has over 15 years of management experience and has been serving as Vice President of Operations. She will continue her role in business development and strategic planning, as well as oversee corporate operations.