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New Site for Illinois Vets Interested in Health Care


There is a new resource for vets in Illinois who are interested in pursuing a career in health care.

The Council for Adult & Experiential Learning launched a new website to connect transitioning military veterans to health care career pathways.

In discussing the initiative, Pamela Tate, CEO and president of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, said, “As the armed services continue its largest draw down in decades, Illinois veterans are returning home with valuable skills. Their military training counts and these skills should be leveraged to help them transition into the workforce. Our initiative builds the bridge between their experience and the civilian degrees and credentials they’ll need to find gainful entry into the health care workforce. The VHCP Initiative helps them learn about careers in the health care industry and how the knowledge and experience they bring from their military service can help them move more quickly into meaningful careers.”

The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs estimates that 35,000 new veterans will return to Illinois between 2013 and 2017, and currently Illinois has the 10th largest veteran population in the United States.

For more information, visit: VetHealthCareJobs.org


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