As a member of the veteran community and a graduate student, I am highly invested in the passage of L.D. 214, which would streamline the process by which veterans receive occupational licensure based on the veteran’s military occupational experience and translation of skills.
I served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 2008 to 2016, and I had the pleasure of not only serving with fellow Mainers but Mainers with specialized military training that our state can utilize. Imagine the enormous opportunity for the individual veteran, our communities, and for our state, if these veterans’ military service could translate to civilian licensures that addressed some of the employment occupancies across our state? This would aid transitioning service members coming back home from active duty and would allow for a more readied fighting force in our National Guard and Reserve components.
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Posted by Arnaldo Rodgers on March 2, 2017, With 0 Reads, Filed under Careers & Jobs, Legislation. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry