• Connecticut to Streamline Procedures for Awarding Veterans Credit for Military Experience0

    Veterans soon should find it easier to obtain occupational certificates and licenses in the same field as their military specialties as a result of an executive order Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) signed this week. The order requires state authorities to review their procedures for issuing occupational and professional licenses and certificates to make sure they take into account military education and training. It also directs state agencies to identify state and federal regulations that pose potential barriers to recognizing relevant military education and skills …

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  • New Partnership to Provide IT Certification for Service Members0

    A new public-private partnership will enable thousands of service members to earn industry-recognized information technology certifications before they transition from military service, First Lady Michelle Obama announced Monday at the White House Forum on Military Credentialing and Licensing. Obama said that too often, military personnel come home to find that the training and experience they’ve received doesn’t count toward civilian employment, “or they discover that the credits they’ve earned in military courses don’t transfer when they enroll in college, so they’re turned away from jobs that they’re more than qualified to do …

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  • Mayor Signs Measure Easing Path to Employment for Veterans in New York0

    Veterans will be able to count their military experience and training toward requirements for occupational licenses, certificates and permits in New York City, under legislation Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed Tuesday. The new laws will allow veterans to apply qualifying military experience on a year-for-year basis, reported Army Installation Management Command. Examples of trades that require city licenses for which military experience can be applied include construction, retail, vendor, garage and parking, towing, sightseeing, pedicabs and newsstands. “We are grateful for all efforts to maximize job opportunities, including these laws so that veterans can more easily work in New York City in a trade they performed with the Army during a time of war,” said Col. Eluyn Gines, commander of Army Garrison Fort Hamilton, who attended the bill signing.

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  • Senator to Introduce Bill to Streamline Credentialing for Military Occupations0

    Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine said Tuesday he will introduce legislation to streamline the process for service members transitioning to civilian life to get professional credit for their military expertise. The 2013 Troop Talent Act, the first bill sponsored by the freshman Democrat, would improve the translation of military skill sets to civilian certifications or licenses by providing more information to service members throughout their military careers about the path to earning a civilian credential matching their military occupational specialty training …

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  • DOD Pilot to Ease Process for Personnel to Gain Civilian Credentials0

    A pilot program started last month will help service members gain civilian professional credentials in five occupational areas — aircraft mechanic, automotive mechanic, health care, supply and logistics, and truck driver — that cover 17 military specialties. During the pilot, officials will assess whether existing military training is sufficient to qualify personnel for civilian credentials …

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  • North Carolina Law Streamlines Licensing Procedures for Military Families0

    Military personnel, spouses and veterans moving to North Carolina will find it easier to obtain required occupational licenses, under legislation Gov. Beverly Perdue signed into law this week. The new law streamlines the procedures for those already licensed elsewhere to work in the same occupation in North Carolina. Military and out-of-state qualifications will be required to meet or exceed the state’s standards. A licensing board will determine eligibility based on training, experience and competency …

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