» Veterans Lawyer Praises VA’s Digital Badge Program to Help Vets Find Work

Veterans Lawyer Praises VA’s Digital Badge Program to Help Vets Find Work

Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 10, 2012 - A combined effort by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the MacArthur Foundation to develop a system of digital badges could help veterans translate military training and experience into civilian jobs in a tough economy.

The VA Innovation Initiative is judging a contest for entrepreneurs to submit digital badges that veterans can use during a job search.

Legal Help for Veterans is a law firm helping veterans get the benefits they deserve.

“The work our military servicemen and servicewomen do is highly specialized and requires specific technical training,” said veterans disability lawyer Jim Fausone with Legal Help for Veterans. “There is no way for a civilian employer or even a hiring manager to understand how that experience will translate into their workplace.”

The idea behind badges is to provide people a way to show their learning that has happened outside of a traditional classroom. They are envisioned to be a supplement to a resume that helps explain specialized computer skills, military experience or even online classes or museum and library experience.

“It is a smart move for the VA to get involved with the badges concept early to help veterans compete for jobs here in the U.S. when they come home,” Fausone said. “This project could truly bridge the gap between veterans with highly technical military skills and civilian employers who need those kind of employees.”

The VA’s “Badges for Vets” contest to find an entrepreneur to help develop the badge system for the military is wrapping up this spring. The contest has been narrowed to three finalists and the winner will be announced just after Labor Day, according to a press release from the VA.

James G. Fausone is a Veterans disability attorney and Veterans attorney with Legal Help for Veterans, PLLC. To learn more or to contact a Veterans disability attorney or Veterans attorney call 1.800.693.4800 or visit http://www.legalhelpforveterans.com.

Legal Help for Veterans, PLLC
41700 West Six Mile Road, Suite 101
Northville, MI 48168
Toll Free Phone: 800.693.4800

  • Researchers launch Operation Deep Dive to examine veteran suicide risk factors
    A new two-part study aims to carry out an in-depth investigation into the local-level risk factors that contribute to veteran suicides. Researchers plan to use the findings to develop a holistic plan to guide suicide prevention efforts within communities. University of Alabama is conducting research in collaboration with the America’s Warrior Partnership (AWP) — a […]
  • Study suggests that listening to brainwaves may help reduce PTSD symptoms
    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is typically treated with medication or psychotherapy. However, conventional methods do not always work for all veterans, which is why researchers are constantly trying to develop novel forms of treatment. A study at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina found that allowing PTSD patients to listen to their […]
  • Ann Arbor VA opens specialty clinics to improve health care access for veterans
    Michigan veterans now have enhanced access to health care and different types of treatment with the recent opening of two clinics in Ann Arbor, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The new locations aim to provide veterans with convenient access to a range of services. In November, the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System […]

See other news sources publishing this article. BETA | Tags: , , , , , , ,



Get headlines from Law Firm Newswire sent right to your inbox.

* indicates required