WNC joins initiative to help veterans
March 9, 2014
Western Nevada College is joining more than 50 colleges to form the Get Skills to Work Initiative, a coalition of industry, educators and non-profit organizations that focuses on helping veterans find careers in advanced manufacturing.
Get Skills to Work, a partnership among more than 500 manufacturing companies, will work with institutions of higher education to further expand training and certification opportunities for U.S. veterans in advanced manufacturing, according to a news release.
Participating schools will prioritize veterans in their training programs, align programs to manufacturing industry certifications and maximize opportunities for veterans to use their GI Bill and other benefits toward technical training, the release states.