The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) recently announced the award of $1.03 million to sup-port four new accelerated certificate or degree programs through its College Credit for Heroes (CCH) program, a statewide effort designed to maximize the award of college credit to veterans and service members for their military experience. TWC also announced a new partner school for CCH.
“The United States Military produces some of the brightest and most highly-skilled individuals in our workforce,” said Governor Greg Abbott. “The State of Texas’ investment in the College Credit for Heroes program creates an additional avenue for our veterans to further advance their skills and knowledge, creating greater opportunity to get a job they deserve. With the continued expansion of this program, Texas is ensuring that our veterans receive the college credit they have earned through service to our nation, and I applaud the Texas Workforce Commission for their efforts.”
“The College Credit for Heroes program allows skilled veterans and service members who dedi-cate their lives to our freedom to receive maximum credit for their valuable military service in order to more quickly transition to a Texas career,” said TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar. “I am proud these new partners join us as we work together to better serve the military heroes who choose to make Texas home.”
The addition of the new partner, Texas State University, demonstrates the continued momen-tum of the CCH program, which has grown to include a network of 48 university and community college partners who will help veterans connect with Texas employers.
Veterans can set up an account at CollegeCreditforHeroes.org. Once registered, veterans can access an evaluation of their military experience and training, and request a military transcript from their branch of service to be sent to College Credit for Heroes staff for review. Veterans also may request that a transcript of awarded credits be sent to a Texas college of their choice. In addition, veterans can check the status of evaluations and/or transcript requests, participate in a live chat with a representative, and upload, view and download military evaluation results and related documents.