Conclude Your Service & Commence Your New Career with the Credentials You Need to Compete United Training – Uniting You with Skills, Certifications, & Opportunity! Soldiers preparing to return home from military service and their families know that they will need to plan for the future. What kind of work will their returning hero be seeking? What does their military occupational specialty (MOS) prepare them for? Will they have the skills and credentials required to compete in the civilian marketplace. United Training is proud to have been approved to serve as an authorized training resource for the Army’s Self-Directed Credentialing Assistance (CA) program . Education, Career and Transition Counselors providing guidance on education, professional growth, and career requirements and opportunities. CA enables soldiers of most every rank to pursue credentials including certifications and licenses in fields within or outside their MOS. It does so by providing up to $4,000 per fiscal year to use on CA and traditional tuition assistance (TA) programs. Pursuing these certifications “gives you a leg up on your peers and make you more competitive against your civilian counterparts, who are already working in and seeking career advancement in their chosen industry and sector,” said Col. Brian Anderson, USAF (Ret), MOAA’s director of career transition and member services. Earn Certifications Through CA at United Training Soldiers may begin planning and applying to train for the credentials of their choice by reaching out to United Training. Our experts provide informed guidance helping them identify the career they wish to pursue, the opportunities available, and the credentials required to make them most competitive when they re-enter civilian life. They then may schedule and enroll into the chosen training experiences. Some credentials most frequently pursued by military returnees include the Security + certification offered by the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and respected across the industry, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) granted by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)², and Project Management Professional (PMP) conveyed by the highly regarded Project Management Institute (PMI). All three are manufacturer and product agnostic and applicable across all related technologies and industries. Start Getting Ready to Get Started! Military discipline has taught you to plan your work and work your plan. Here are some key steps to kick start your plan to return: Get Good Guidance – There are many resources out there looking to help you. Only United Training puts all the resources you need into play even before you get home! If It Sounds Too Good – it probably is. Everybody will share advice with you. While all is well-intended, much isn’t based on research and careful exploration. Talk to United Training’s career counselors who will furnish you with all the information, the forms and websites, other veterans to speak with, and many other human resources who are there to help you. It’s Okay to Talk About Money – Candidates with certifications are usually offered higher starting salaries than others. Let us help you approach salary negotiations with full, accurate knowledge of what the position you seek usually pays. Be sure you fully leverage all your advantages, including certification, experience, and the unmatched value of military discipline and professionalism. Let This Be the First Step on a Long Journey – Develop the habit of constantly honing your skills and improving your earning potential. Don’t wait until you get home. Start building your advantage over civilian candidates. Review the CA program, review the United Training course catalog, and start using your CA benefits today! Call United Training for more information.