Jul 1, 2007

Practical Career Training For Ex-Military

U.S. Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service, through its Transition Assistance Program, has initiated a test pilot program that provides computer training to ex-military. The training allows the person to obtain a certificate in CompTIA A+ and is currently being taught in Jacksonville, Florida.

A good portion of the initial funding for this program has come from the Hewlett-Packard Co., and
CompTIA Education Foundation hopes to expand this training to New Horizons Computer Learning Centers across the country as additional funding becomes available.

This is a step in the right direction and we urge every ex-military person to apply. Even though the goal is to provide free training to 200 people per year, if thousands of applicants are submitted, I’ll bet that American tech companies will step up and provide the funding needed to get it done.