Created on Tuesday, 11 June 2013 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich has ordered veterans' military skills and service be taken into account for civilian job licenses and college credits.
The order signed Tuesday by the governor requires state boards and commissions to consider military training when licensing and certifying veterans for civilian jobs. Kasich also is requiring that Ohio's Board of Regents work with the state's university system to find ways of awarding more college credit for military training and education.
Kasich's order also requires state commissions and boards along with the Regents and universities to identify any state and federal barriers that might hurt veterans' efforts to get job licenses and college credits.
The order notes the annual unemployment rate among Ohio's nearly 900,000 veterans was 7.6 percent last year.