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Description/Abstract

This study found that the transfer of skills gained through military training was not statistically different from skills related to most forms of non-military training. In practice, for the transitioning service-member, this research highlights the importance of seeking and cultivating opportunities to leverage knowledge, skills, and abilities developed as a result of military training and experience. In policy, individuals developing military training programs should purposefully focus on curriculum development in a way that makes the linkages between learned skills and the civilian labor market clear and explicit. Suggestions for future study include considering and investigating whether or not the findings of this study hold true for a population of veterans whose military service was defined by war and combat.

Original Citation

Mangum, S., & Ball, D. (1989). The transferability of military-provided occupational training in the post-draft era. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 42(2), 230-245. https://doi.org/10.2307/2523356

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Adult and Continuing Education | Education | Military and Veterans Studies | Other Education | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Vocational Education

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Employment, Vocation, Military, Research brief

Subject

Vocation; Occupational training; Military

Portfolio

Employment and Economic Opportunity

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

Spring 2-17-2012

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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