First Lady announces partnership to help returning military with jobs

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WASHINGTON – The First Lady has announced a new partnership aimed at helping military service members get credentials for high-tech jobs.

The IT training and certification partnership will help service members earn certifications in IT, emergency medical services, healthcare and transportation.

The First Lady said while many soldiers have the skills for high paying jobs, they don’t have the approved credentials to get the jobs in the civilian world.

“But too often, because of red tape, our outdated rules or simple lack of coordination, our men and women come home only to find that the training and experience they’ve gotten during their time in uniform simply doesn’t count,” Michelle Obama said.

Officials said they expect that nearly 1 million service men and women will be transitioning from military life to civilian life in the next few years.

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