will be one of several sites nationwide, and the only in Georgia, to take part in a pilot program for military men and women to become prepared for careers after their service during the week of July 23.
Organized by the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council, 200 service members will be able to gain industry-recognized, nationally–portable certifications for high-demand manufacturing jobs.
“This is an effort between industry, education and the public sector to grow a skilled manufacturing workforce and strengthen the US economy,” said Chattahoochee Technical College Vice President of Community and Economic Development Glenn Rasco. “The MSSC will be paying for the cost of these examinations as a part of this pilot program.”
Open to all Active-duty service members with a discharge date of no later than Dec. 31, 2012, the purpose of the program is to allow approximately 200 service men and women who will be separating from the military sometime during the next three to six months the opportunity to gain credentials that could help them secure employment.
This pilot program will offer service men and women access to the assessments for two credentials: the foundational-level Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) certificate and mid-level Certified Logistics Technician (CLT).
The goal is to raise the level of performance of logistics workers both to assist the individuals in finding higher-wage jobs and to help employers ensure their workforce increases the company’s productivity and competitiveness.