August 2010: Blackstone Career Institute was recently selected by G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military-Friendly School for 2011 in honor of the school’s efforts to support military students and their families. This is the second consecutive year that Blackstone has been named to the list.
After conducting extensive research and gathering survey data, the military magazine ranked BCI among the top fifteen percent of all colleges, universities, and trade schools nationwide. Methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board consisting ofrepresentatives from educational institutions across the country, including Carnegie Mellon University, Colorado State University, and Lincoln Technical Institute, as well as representatives of the American Council on Education, CLEP (College Level Examination Program), and Student Veterans of America.
“Veterans need a trusted friend to help them decide where to get educated. The Military Friendly Schools list is that trusted friend,” says Rich McCormack, G.I. Jobs publisher.
Kevin McCloskey, president of Blackstone Career Institute says, “It’s an honor to be acknowledged for our school’s efforts to assist military families and veterans in their educational endeavors. Many of our students are from military families and find that our training programs can easily travel with them through deployments and relocations in the U.S. and overseas.”
Blackstone serves all branches of the military and accepts 100% tuition assistance for its career training programs. Members of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy and National Guard can use tuition assistance to pay for their Blackstone Education. Military spouses can also enroll using the Military Spouse Tuition Program (MyCAA). Veterans can obtain tuition assistance under the G.I. Bill. Blackstone is also a participant in DANTES (Defense Activity for Nontraditional Educational Support). For more information about these programs, visit our Military Families Web page.