Training Soldiers for a Lifetime

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Posted on: 12/12/2012

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Chris Koepfer

I came across this item recently and wanted to share it with you. Our army, through its Combined Support Command in Fort Lee, Virginia, is training more than 180,000 students annually with 541 courses.

Students in the U.S. Army Ordinance School’s Allied Training Specialist Course are learning machining and welding—skills that will help them bridge the gap between active service and eventual separation from the military. These skills will remain with the students for a lifetime and are credentialed through the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), which are credentials recognized nationally.

Please click here for a link to the full story about this program and how your business might be able to tap into this pool for skilled workers as time goes on. The idea is to accredit these soldiers with transferable skill sets, ultimately connecting service veterans with highly skilled civilian careers.   

 

 

 

 



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