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New Legislation Would Help Veterans with Job Training

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People attend a military veterans hiring event in New York January 19, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
People attend a military veterans hiring event in New York January 19, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

UNDATED (WHTC) -- Legislation that would allow qualified veterans to use their military training and experience as a replacement for additional training and licensing required for certain careers has been passed in the Michigan State House of Representatives.  State Rep Roger Victory of Hudsonville voted in favor of the legislation that would let military training count toward the licensing and education process for law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical service technicians, stationary steam engineers and boiler room operators, mechanical contractors and residential builders.  Victory said, “We ask our veterans to perform these same jobs in an incredibly stressful and dangerous environment.  That kind of on-the-job training should be more than enough to satisfy any licensing requirement.”  The legislation now goes to the Senate for consideration.

Story by:  Diane E Coston

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