2014 CCME Professional Development Symposium at Savannah

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2014 CCME Professional
Development Symposium
Burning Issues Round Table Discussion
Veteran Transitioning
Mr. Kevin Smith, Logistics Management Specialist, USMC
Mr. Marc Churchwell, Director, Military and Veterans Resource Center, UWF
Ms. Amy Moorash, Director, Army Continuing Education System, JBLM, WA
Abstract
Transitioning Veteran Education
The definition of education can be somewhat convoluted. While some opportunities are
labeled as educational, military leadership may argue they are not. Education may be
seen as a benefit (not an entitlement), mission training, or as a means to achieve gainful
employment related to skill enhancement. There also exist a wide variety of confusion
about how best to achieve education outcomes for transitioning military within
academic, training and the military.
This roundtable will: 1) Propose education best practices for meeting the needs of
transitioning military; 2) Identify those education/training programs that are succeeding
in meeting the needs of transitioning military in terms of high quality and value added;
3) provide a broad range definition for education related to transitioning military
opportunities and future employment
Methods, Institutions and Resource Service Centers
Transitioning Strategies
This roundtable will present transitioning strategies that:
1) Propose education best practices for meeting the needs of transitioning
military
2) Identify those education/training programs that are succeeding in meeting
the needs of transitioning military in terms of high quality and value added
3) Provide a broad range definition for education related to transitioning military
opportunities and future employment
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela
Veteran Opportunity to Work
(VOW) to Hire Heroes Act – The Driver
• Improved the Transition Assistance Program
• Authorizes DoD and Homeland Security to permit participation
in apprenticeship or pre-apprenticeship programs for
transitioning Service Members
• Expands education & training opportunities
• Translates military skills & training into civilian terminology
• Provides tax credits for companies that hire Veterans
DoD Instruction 1322.29
Job Training, Employment Skills Training,
Apprenticeship & Internships (JTEST-AI)
•Authorizes self-initiated participation in transition education/skill
training programs based on first field grade Commander approval
•Participants are expected to be discharged or released from Active
Duty within 180 days
•Conditioned on the high probability of post-service employment
at no or minimal cost to the Service member
•Requires metrics of provider effectiveness
•Builds on occupational skills acquired during military service, but
not required to correlate to same
DoDI 1322.29 was published on 24 Jan 2014. The Services will each issue their
respective policies and procedures for implementation of the DoDI
Questions & Contact Info
Mr. Kevin Smith, Logistics Management Specialist,
United States Marine Corp
Installations & Logistics, HQMC, VA
Logistics Plans, Policies & Strategies Mobility Branch (South)
Phone: 703-432-8234
Email: [email protected]
Mr. Marc Churchwell, Director,
Military and Veterans Resource Center,
University of West Florida
Phone: 850-474-2550
Email: [email protected]
Ms. Amy Moorash, Director,
Army Continuing Education System,
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
Phone: 253-967-2204
Email: [email protected]

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