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Veteran Training Programs. Using industry credentials. Rebekah Hutton Director of Strategic Initiatives Manufacturing Skill Standards Council. Veteran Population. Returning from deployment Downsizing forces Increasing number of Reservists Length of service Army 80K in 5 years. Skills.

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veteran training programs

Veteran Training Programs

Using industry credentials

Rebekah Hutton

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Manufacturing Skill Standards Council

veteran population
Veteran Population
  • Returning from deployment
  • Downsizing forces
  • Increasing number of Reservists
  • Length of service
  • Army 80K in 5 years
skills
Skills
  • Support services
  • Logistics / Transportation
  • Manufacturing / Maintenance
  • Soft skills
  • Leadership
challenges
Challenges
  • Level of education prior to military service
  • Translating military experience to job skills
  • Close, but not quite
  • Transition
  • Higher unemployment, especially among younger Veterans ($1B)
solutions
Solutions
  • Industry credentials
  • Bridge training courses
  • Support services prior to separation
  • Resume building
  • Interview and transition prep
funding
Funding
  • Federal
  • State and Local
  • GI Bill
  • Imbed industry credentialing programs into for-credit offerings at secondary and post-secondary schools
  • Increased investment by companies
get skills to work
Get Skills to Work
  • Partnership with GE, Boeing, Alcoa, NAM-MI, Gary Sinise Foundation + 190 small and medium manufacturers
  • Certify 100,000 by 2015
  • Pilots in OH, TX, IN, CA
  • Join in: getskillstowork.org
hiring our heroes
Hiring Our Heroes
  • Resume building
  • Interview prep
  • Skills matching
  • Job fairs (sector specific)
  • Employer connections
  • USChamber.com/hiringourheroes
credentialing task force
Credentialing Task Force
  • White House/DOD Credentialing Task Force
  • Industry credentials for active duty service members
  • Assist with separation
  • Bridge training
contact
Contact

Rebekah Hutton

Director of Strategic Initiatives

rhutton@msscusa.org

703.739.9000 x2227