BY JULIA LYON
Thousands of Utah veterans are expected to find jobs faster thanks to a new program that will help them get professional licenses and college credit for their military training and experience.
“The service and sacrifice our service members make truly merit the program that’s being unveiled today,” said Colonel Scot Olson of the Utah National Guard.
The “unprecedented” initiative will allow Utah military veterans and Utah National Guard members to match their Military Occupational Specialty code — which designates specific jobs in the military — to civilian occupational codes. That will help them count their service work and training toward a specialized license or educational requirement in the job market.
The effort, called the “Military to Civilian Crosswalk for Accelerated Employment Opportunities Project,” was announced by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and Kristen Cox, executive director of the Department of Workforce Services.
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