We Veterans have been wondering that forever! WWII veterans, the greatest generation, didn't seem to have as much problem with the private sector understanding what they instantly brought to the private sector work force, whether they used the GI Bill to further classroom education and professions or not they brought their already honed innovative skills to help expand the business communities and made this country the envie of all. They helped quickly expand a rapid growing economy. But these past decades have built the education industry, not just expanding lifetime education, for profit. They bring much of what corporate needs and quickly, rather then coming out of classrooms of universities and colleges and thus have to be integrated into that labor force needs after the schooling.
May 6, 2014 - A growing number of military veterans are wondering why they don't get class credit for the skills they acquired in uniform. As their numbers increase with the war in Afghanistan winding down, states are questioning if vets are being deprived of an earned head start
When Benny Lloyd enrolled in nursing school at the University of South Florida, the Navy veteran brought with him the experience of having been a search-and-rescue swimmer, trained to provide life-saving medical care in some of the most challenging situations.
“Looking at the kids next to me, I knew I was going to smoke these kids,” said Lloyd, who was 35 at the time. “I had a competitive advantage.”
But while he may have had a head start over 18-year-old classmates right out of high school, Lloyd got no academic credit for it. He had to slog along with them through introductory courses in anatomy and physiology, the fundamentals of nursing care, and how to conduct physical examinations, among other subjects. read more>>>