College Credit for Heroes Initiative
Administered by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), this workforce development initiative is designed to recognize the knowledge and skills possessed by military veterans in allied health fields from all branches of service and to award them college credits for their military experience. CCHI project partners have been working diligently since last summer to gather research data and establish new allied health programs to benefit Texas veterans. The CCHI program was designed to identify and eliminate barriers to veterans, so that pursuing a college education becomes as smooth and trouble-free as possible. This will allow Texas veterans to earn Allied Health certifications or degrees more quickly, and thus more easily re-enter the workforce.
Allied Health Programs and Military Service Credit (AHPMSC) Comprehensive Analysis Project and Summit
San Jacinto College has developed a comprehensive analysis of allied health educational offerings at all Texas community colleges, and conducted a statewide Webcast and Summit in April 2012. The Summit offered presentations on all CCHI partner projects and their potential impacts on veterans. In addition San Jacinto College presented its research and analyses of training gaps, existing and needed transfer credit opportunities, barriers to awarding credit for military experience, and external barriers such as certification, licensing or accreditation processes. To see the Webcast and Summit Report, which includes a synopsis of the Comprehensive Analysis Project, please click on the link below.