WHAT: Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert will announce a new initiative, "The Military to Civilian Crosswalk for Accelerated Employment Opportunities Project." This project will allow Utah military veterans and Utah National Guard members to match their Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) with civilian occupational codes, allowing veterans to count their service experience toward a specialized license or educational requirement and re-enter the job market.
Governor Gary R. Herbert
Kristen Cox, Executive Director, Department of Workforce Services
Bill Sederburg, Commissioner of Higher Education
Colonel Scot Olson, Utah National Guard
Utah Department of Workforce Services
South County Employment Center
5735 South Redwood Road in Salt Lake City
WHEN: Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 10:15 A.M.
BACKGROUND: This project is intended to provide an accelerated avenue for veterans to gain employment in the civilian job market by capitalizing on past experiences, training, and knowledge in their former MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) and matching those skills for certification with civilian occupational codes to obtain credentials and licensed employment opportunities.