Texas Workforce Commission Celebrates Texas Veterans for Their Service

Staff Writer

Other TWC programs and services for veterans include:
Texas Operation Welcome Home
The Texas Operation Welcome Home website, texasworkforce.org/texas-operation-welcome-home, spotlights TWC’s Skills for Transition program that assists separating military service members who are seeking employment in the civilian workforce. The Texas Operation Welcome Home website also includes information about our “We Hire Vets” program that recognizes Texas employers for their commitment to hiring veterans.
Texas Veterans Leadership Program
TWC’s Texas Veterans Leadership Program helps connect veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan to networks and resources tailored to address veterans’ needs ranging from employment and training to medical care, mental health and counseling, veterans’ benefits and more. These connections are made through peer advisors known as Veterans Resource and Referral Specialists that are located throughout the state.
College Credit for Heroes
TWC’s College Credit for Heroes initiative allows veterans to apply the knowledge and experience gained in the military toward college credit, helping their transition into the civilian workforce. The program launched in 2011 with the goal of recognizing that veterans come equipped with knowledge and skills gained through military service that apply to the civilian workforce in many industries. To date, 48 colleges and universities have partnered with TWC on this initiative by awarding college credit and creating accelerated pathways to degrees and certificates in academic areas such as medical, security, energy, information technology, fire investigation and logistics...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.