For more information, Contact a Veterans Employment Representative near you.
Your military training provided you with many skills. You may be able to earn academic credit by documenting your experiences.
Defense Manpower Data Center - Verify skills and experiences acquired on active duty. This can help you get a certificate or apply your training to employment in the civilian sector. This is offered through the Defense Manpower Data Center's Verification of Military Experience and Training site.
Access your military transcript - Use the American Council on Education's (ACE) Registry Transcript website.
Explore - Courses, apprenticeship programs and examinations: use the ACE Online Guide.
New York State Division of Veteran Affairs - Information on your educational and disability benefits.
You may qualify for educational and training benefits under the following bills:
http://www.gibill.va.gov/ - For Information on these bills and other Veterans Affairs benefits.
Credentialing tests a person's competency in a particular area. Credentials provide the equivalent of a "professional badge."
The law requires credentials for various occupations. In some cases, an employer may only hire employees who have credentials, even though they are not required to by law. To find out more, go to Occupations licensed or certified.
You may already have the experience and knowledge to gain certification in your occupation. You may have no problem passing the certification or license exam.
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support - DANTES has about 80 agreements with national certification and licensure associations. This allows DANTES test sites to administer certification and licensure exams.
Joint employer and labor organizations, as well as individual employers, offer registered apprenticeship opportunities.
What is apprenticeship? It is both on-the-job training and classroom instruction. It gives you the opportunity to learn the practical and theoretical aspects of highly-skilled jobs.
This program connects veterans to careers in construction and building. We are excited about the potential of this program to expand opportunities in careers in the skilled trades for all qualified veterans.
Who can participate in Helmets to Hardhats?
Veterans that have received Honorable Discharge from U.S. Military service,
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