Oklahoma’s Military to Employment Transition Initiative – Oklahoma Military Connection
The initiative is designed to offer fast track certification for high-demand industry jobs that align with military duties and skills in addition to providing military personnel access to educational opportunities at local technology centers. Industries identified as targets for the initiative are manufacturing; business and information technology; truck driver licensing, particularly in energy; and construction.
Role of CareerTech:
CareerTech will identify certifications and their requirements for high-priority jobs and determine whether a fast track program is realistic; provide technical assistance and guidance to initiative staff, teachers, guidance staff and administrators concerning military information and initiatives; serve as a liaison among CareerTech, other state agencies and military partners; and support the agency’s mission of helping Oklahoma’s military-affiliated residents to succeed in the workplace, education and life.
In addition, CareerTech will also assist technology centers in addressing Senate Bill 1863, signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin, mandating that our technology centers create policies for recognizing the military education, training and experience gained and applying these toward the individual’s plan of study. It will provide training and technical assistance to local staff, determine pre-assessments, train the local site to use OKCIS and okjobmatch tools, assist with curriculum and testing issues, determine certification costs and strategies and market the program to current and former military personnel.