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Texas A&M System campuses join College Credit for Heroes initiative
The Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) College Credit for Heroes initiative reached a milestone Oct. 8 when TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Ronny Congleton and Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp jointly announced that the A&M System has joined College Credit for Heroes, a statewide program that seeks to maximize the award of college credits to veterans and service members for their military training. The announcement was made during the opening ceremony of the fifth annual Military Friendly Symposium, hosted by Texas A&M University in College Station.
Recognizing the need to help more student veterans earn degrees, all 13 A&M System campuses joined the College Credit for Heroes initiative and signed agreements with TWC, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and Central Texas College, committing to review all www.CollegeCreditforHeroes.org transcript evaluations used to award college credit to veterans and service members for their military training. A total of 30 colleges and universities are now part of the initiative.
Administered by the TWC and launched in 2011, College Credit for Heroes is a workforce development initiative designed to recognize the exceptional knowledge and skills gained by veterans and service members during their military service and award them with college credits for this experience, and thus accelerate degree, workforce certificate, and licensing programs, allowing them to more easily re-enter the work force.
For more information about College Credit for Heroes, visit www.texasworkforce.org/ccfh. Information on other workforce programs available for Texas veterans is available at vets.texasworkforce.org.
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