Another successful class of veterans attended DRI business continuity training this month, thanks to the DRI Foundation’s Veterans Outreach Scholarship Program. The program awards scholarships to deserving veterans so they can attend DRI training and get certified at no cost.
The course was held October 21-23 at Keiser University in Jacksonville, FL, with 13 veterans from Mayport Naval Station and U.S. Naval Air Reserve both in Jacksonville, as well as MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.
“As we grow in our outreach strategy, we have expanded our method of operation to engage veterans groups to help us get the word out about the scholarship program,” says Alan Lake, Colonel, USAF (ret.) and DRI course instructor. “Jacksonville was our first effort working with the USO Pathfinders to help us publicize the program. As such, we had a class with veterans not just from the Navy bases in Jacksonville but also all the way to Tampa. This strategy and teamwork is a win-win for the DRI Foundation, the USO, and mostly importantly, the veterans who are now empowered to pursue continuity careers.”
Praise from attendees was high. Said one: “This was a great experience. The process for signing up for the Veterans Outreach Program was smooth and easy. Alan Lake is a great instructor providing a wealth of knowledge through motivated instruction, and discussing some of his real-world experiences within the business continuity profession.”
From another: “Alan Lake made this class very enjoyable, and he is very knowledgeable… He made myself and a lot of people in this class very interested in choosing this as a new career field. I will be highly recommending Alan Lake and this class to everyone I come in contact with in the service.”