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Fifth Third Bank providing $100,000 worth of job coaching scholarships for veterans

Fifth Third Bank has announced that it will fund $100,000 worth of full job coaching scholarships for veterans seeking help transitioning into a civilian career.

The scholarships provide eight weeks of personalized job coaching with a military job specialist at NextJob, a national reemployment solutions company. The scholarships, worth $1,000 each, will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis to the first 100 U.S. military members, veterans and their spouses who visit www.53.com/veterans and click on the “Veterans Job Training and Coaching Scholarships” box to access the Job Seeker’s Toolkit and complete enrollment.

In addition, Fifth Third and NextJob are once again opening access to the Toolkit, NextJob’s proprietary online job search modules, for free to all former and current military this year. The scholarship contest and Toolkit access are available from Oct. 15 – Dec. 31. Once registered, access to the Job Seeker’s Toolkit continues for up to 39 weeks.

“Members of the military face unique challenges making the change from the military into civilian life,” said Kathy Malone, a 26-year Navy veteran and career coach, who leads the military job coach team at NextJob. “Personalized job coaching is proven to be highly-effective in helping bridge the gaps that exist for military members during the transition, including identifying transferable skills, crafting a marketable resume and aligning expectations about a civilian career. Our team has years of experience in helping servicemen and women and we consider it a privilege to continue to serve them in the next phase of their lives.”

From Fifth Third Bank

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