• Army Embraces Credentialing to Provide Soldiers a Boost during Transition0

    Participation in the Army credentialing program has continued to grow over the past several years, helping soldiers leverage their training and experience for licenses and certifications that will ease their transition into civilian careers. In an effort to boost the employment options for separating personnel, the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command has begun linking credentialing opportunities to every military occupational specialty in the service, reported Army Times. In 2014, about 20,000 soldiers earned credentials in 65 specialties …

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  • Veterans Still Face Hurdles when Entering the Civilian Workforce0

    Service members entering the civilian world continue to face challenges obtaining licenses and certifications for skills they used during their service. Combat medics, for example, typically will not qualify for basic health care jobs despite being highly trained. At a two-day American Legion conference last week, leaders from business and government looked for ways to smooth the transition for personnel seeking to enter the civilian workforce. Labor Secretary Tom Perez said the government has overhauled DOD’s job readiness program for service members leaving the military over the past two years, but said “unnecessary licensing barriers” still exist …

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  • House Bill Would Ease Veterans’ Transition0

    The House on Wednesday passed legislation aimed at increasing the number of service members who find jobs after leaving the military. H.R. 2942 would reauthorize the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Professional Certification and Licensure Advisory Committee, which managed licensing and certification for job training programs for veterans separating from the armed forces, reported the Hill. It is designed to help veterans who have the appropriate military training and experience for civilian occupations but lack required licenses or certification for those jobs …

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  • ‘Home Base Iowa’ Legislation Intended to Attract Veterans0

    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) on Memorial Day is expected to sign legislation designed to bring more veterans to Iowa, particularly newly discharged service members and their families. The bill’s provisions include a requirement for colleges and universities to report their policies on awarding academic credit for military experience; a requirement for occupational licensing boards to offer credit to veterans with appropriate military training and experience …

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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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  • First Lady Praises Maryland Lawmakers at Annapolis Bill Signing0

    First Lady Michelle Obama joined Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley at a bill signing in Annapolis Wednesday to showcase the efforts of states to streamline credentialing and licensing procedures for service members, veterans and their spouses. O’Malley signed into law the Veterans Full Employment Act, which simplifies the process for service members, veterans, and their spouses to obtain more than 70 civilian credentials and licenses, allowing them to readily transfer their military training, experience and skills into civilian certification and licenses and academic degrees or certifications …

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