Veterans who choose to use the skills they learned in the military in a civilian job frequently run into a common problem: no matter how many years you spent in your MOS or how much you know, many jobs won’t accept you without proper certification. Some state organizations attempt to rectify the problem by instituting expedited programs for veterans, but this piecemeal approach doesn’t address the problem at large.
The Air Force recently announced that it will introduce a job credentials program that will carry into the civilian world. Specifically, Airmen in the 3D0X2, Cyber Systems Operations career field will have access to an IT Training and Certification credential. The program is currently aimed at mid-career and transitioning servicemembers, so if you’d like to find out more visit the White House Joining Forces website or US IT Pipeline for specific information about the program.
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