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Prudential Partners With Northeast Iowa Community College To Bring Veteran Training And Employment Initiative To Dubuque

Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) and Northeast Iowa Community College have announced a partnership to bring Prudential’s unique veteran training and employment program run by Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS) to Dubuque.

“Increasingly companies are creating programmatic ways to recruit, hire and train veterans because they recognize this approach is a smart business strategy supported by academic research,” said Raymond Weeks, vice president, Veterans Initiatives at Prudential.

In 2009, Prudential and WOS partnered with Rutgers University-Newark to develop a unique program called VETalent that would train Iraq and Afghanistan war-era veterans for jobs in corporate America. Since then, the program has been expanded to Fort Washington, PA, Jacksonville, FL and Dubuque, IA in collaboration with a local colleges or universities. Veterans who complete the VETalent work-study certificate program receive a certificate awarded by the partnering institution. Those who complete the WOS academic component are eligible to be hired by sponsor companies as consultants and full-time employees.

“VETalent is a truly systemic approach to transitioning military veterans into careers in the private sector. This comprehensive approach gives them not only the technical or job-specific skills they need, but also the professional development and mentoring they need to succeed – something other programs are not doing,” said Dr. Arthur Langer, founder and chairman of WOS. “With Prudential leading the way, we're able to give something back to those who have given us so much.”

VETalent participants will undergo two months of full-time WOS training at the Dubuque campus of Northeast Iowa Community College, followed by a one-month training course at Prudential focused on customer service and a culture of quality. After successfully completing the training, the veterans will be put in consulting positions at Prudential for several months before being offered full-time jobs as Customer Service Associates with Prudential Retirement.

“Our customer service associates are the valuable front line of our business,” said Karen Jones, director, Customer Service at Prudential. “The WOS/Prudential training will give the VETalent participants a thorough knowledge of the financial services industry and a solid understanding of the retirement products we service.”

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