A Fort Hood pilot program that pays soldiers while they work for civilian licenses and professional certifications may be expanded beyond Texas, Stars and Stripes reported.
Army Sgt. Major Dan Dailey recently told a House subcommittee that the job transition program is expected to expand to all Army installations by Oct. 1.
“The U.S. Army has almost 150 military occupational skills, much of which directly translate to necessary high-skilled training jobs out in the civilian sector,” Dailey said. “What (soldiers) lack is the civilian credentials in order to obtain those jobs.”
The program, which provides separating soldiers an opportunity to gain civilian credential and licensing, originated at Fort Hood due to the success of its education center, the availability of soldiers in a range of occupations, and partnerships with the local community and nearby Central Texas College.
Data on the program is expected to be available following the end of the one-year test period.
Army photo by Maj. Paul Oliver