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Implementing a Military Transitions Program to Serve Veterans and Service Members

by Heather L. Fox / Apr 26, 2016

According to the 2015 Census, over 200,000 veterans live in Kansas, representing almost 7% of the population in the state.  The Technical Retraining to Achieve Credentials (TRAC-7) consortium created a Military Transition Program to serve unemployed, underemployed, and transitioning Kansas veterans and service members.. TRAC-7, led by Washburn University, was composed of seven Kansas community and technical colleges and funded through a Round 1 TAACCCT grant. The newest Strategies for Transformative Change brief provides information on the design and implementation of TRAC-7’s Military Transitions Program, including key factors that facilitated the implementation of the program, along with key factors for effectively serving veteran populations, and strategies for stakeholder engagement. This project was facilitated by a Military Transitions Director hired by TRAC-7 and is being continued through Kansas Technical Retraining Among Industry-targeted Networks (KanTRAIN). KanTRAIN is funded by a Round 4 TAACCCT grant and consists of four Kansas community and technical colleges.  

Learn more, read Implementing a Implementing a Military Transitions Program.

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