Education Corporation of America Inducted into Military Spouse Employment Partnership

Nov 4, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, ALA. — NOV. 4, 2013 — Education Corporation of America (ECA), was inducted into the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership today at the Pentagon auditorium. ECA owns and operates private institutions of higher education throughout the United States, serving thousands of students and providing qualified employees to businesses in the communities they serve. The ECA schools that were recognized with this honor include Virginia College, Virginia College Online, New England College of Business and Finance, Ecotech Institute and Golf Academy of America.

"As Veterans Day approaches, military spouses deserve to be honored along with their families for the work they do to support and encourage the defenders of our country," said Michael Williams, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Education Corporation of America. "ECA's induction into the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership is truly an honor. The induction personifies our commitment to helping military spouses find flexible career opportunities that allow them to continue working even while frequently moving across the country. As an organization, we will continue to be committed to this effort in honor of the brave men and women of our armed forces and their families, who sacrifice so much for the sake of our nation's safety."

Education Corporation of America Inducted into Military Spouse Employment Partnership
Left to right: Fred Vollrath, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Readiness and Force Management; Mike Williams, EVP - Chief Human Resources Officer for Education Corporation of America; Rosemary Williams, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy

Since 2009, ECA's schools have enrolled several hundred military spouses, who have taken career-training courses to prepare them for portable careers in fields such as Business Administration, Medical Office Administration, Human Resource Management, Culinary & Pastry Arts, and Management Information Systems. ECA has also enrolled more than 8,000 military students since 2009, and about 15 percent of its 18,000 students are affiliated in some way with the military.

The induction into this partnership will help spouses who receive education through ECA schools to find careers where they can apply the lessons they have learned in the classroom or online.  The Military Spouse Employment Partnership, part of the Department of Defense's broader Spouse Education and Career Opportunities Program, is a career partnership connecting military spouses to more than 200 partner employers to help them find employment, build on their education and experience and achieve their career and personal goals. The MSEP partners include corporations, small businesses and other organizations that post job openings on the MSEP Career Portal, mentor other MSEP partners and communicate the success and value of their military spouse employees.

About ECA
Education Corporation of America® owns and operates private accredited colleges across the United States as well as via the Internet from our corporate headquarters near Birmingham, Alabama. Our schools serve the needs of thousands of students while giving employers an educated and skilled workforce in the markets where we are located. We provide educational opportunities in business, administrative, management, medical, technical and professional programs that are designed to prepare students for direct entry into the job market in the career areas of their choice. It is our goal to specialize in those areas for which the job growth potential is expected to be the highest. Our hallmark is personalized, practical, real-world instruction that best prepares the student for his or her future while meeting the needs of employers. And we pledge to accomplish that in an encouraging, resourceful and enabling atmosphere.  Visit for more information.