Springfield (AP) -- Illinois is one of six
states chosen for a special program to help military veterans make the
transition to civilian job.
Gov. Pat Quinn announced
Monday the National Governors Association will bring its "Veterans
Licensing and Certification Demonstration Policy
Academy" to Illinois,
The program eases
licensing requirements for military medics to become licensed practical nurses
or emergency medical technicians. It aids ex-military police officers in their
quests to join civilian police forces.
Democrat Quinn is a
member of the National Governors Association and lobbied for Illinois' inclusion.
The association believes
that by streamlining licensing requirements, the states will reduce the number
of unemployment insurance claims and the length of time that veterans draw
Governors Association: http://www.nga.org
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