November 2015: Blackstone Career Institute is proud to announce that it has been named a 2016 Military Friendly® School, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds, and publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM and Military Spouse. Now in its seventh year, the original, premier Military Friendly® Schools designation provides service members and their families with transparent, data- driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.


The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation.


When asked what he thinks makes Blackstone Career Institute a Military Friendly® School, President Kevin McCloskey said “Whether potential students are active duty military members looking for a civilian career to transition into, or are military spouses looking for a portable career that can travel with them, our faculty and staff work with these students to ensure that they have the tools necessary to meet their educational goals. Our portable online career programs are appealing to military and military spouses who deal with unpredictable schedules, moving from base to base, and deployment”.


“Post-secondary institutions earning the 2016 Military Friendly® School award have exceptionally strong programs for transitioning service members and spouses,” said Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer of Victory Media and Navy Reserve veteran. “Our Military Friendly® Schools are truly aligning their military programs and services with employers to help students translate military experience, skills and training into successful careers after graduation”.


About Blackstone Career Institute:

Located in Allentown, PA, offers online career training programs. Blackstone is privately licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), and regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools. Blackstone is one of the oldest distance learning schools in the country, an institution that has demonstrated unwavering commitment to providing students with access to affordable education for 125 years. For more information about Blackstone’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit our website at visit


About Military Friendly® Schools:

The Military Friendly® Schools designation process includes extensive research and a data-driven survey of thousands of schools nationwide approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding. The school survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an independent Advisory Board comprised of educators and HR, diversity and recruitment professionals from schools across the country. The survey is administered for free and open to all post-secondary schools who wish to participate.


About Victory Media:

Based in Pittsburgh, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects classrooms to careers for the nation’s next generation of professionals. Our data-driven ratings are published in G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur® and STEM JobsSM media, and featured in national media including USA Today, Wall Street Journal, FORTUNE Bloomberg, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others.