Thursday, October 25, 2012

Returning vets who can't get jobs

Jon Stewart interviewed vets who can't get jobs due to the disconnect between military training and experience in the field and certification. There isn't some institution already getting going on this and offering prior learning assessment and setting up a learning plan to get these people jobs ASAP? I'm checking out the Hillsborough Community College (Tampa FL) web pages devoted to veterans and notice this "Veteran students must be degree seeking; that is, planning to graduate with an Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS) or Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree, Selected College Credit Certificates (CCC) or Post-Secondary Adult Vocational (PSAV). Note: Educator Preparatory Institute no longer qualifies." ( ) I wonder if HCC has any way to evaluate what a vet already knows to put them on a fast track to certification in some area such as EMT. Do schools offer such a service?

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