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Columbus State University professors Dr. Kirk Heriot, Dr. Kevin Hurt and Dr. Laurence Marsh are helping veterans transition to civilian careers. As veterans themselves, the three teach classes at a two-day workshop called Boots2Business for active duty military members preparing to leave the military.
Part of the military’s Transition Assistance Program, Boots2Business offers eight modules on topics that range from opportunity recognition to writing a business plan. Heriot, Marsh, and Hurt are in their fourth year of teaching Boots2Business and have helped serve more than 200 service members through the program.
Sponsored by the local SCORE office, Boots2Business is restricted to veterans leaving active duty and offered monthly from January through November.