Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Rep. Kevin McCarthy honors Honor Flight veterans on the floor of the House of Representatives

 Rep. Kevin McCarthy gives us his weekly report from Capitol Hill. In his own words:

 "Last week, I was fortunate enough to give veterans and their guardians a tour of the United States Capitol Building, including the House Floor, when Honor Flight Kern County visited Washington, D.C.

The sacrifices made by our local heroes will always be remembered, and it was a privilege for me to be able to spend time with them.

Sixteen veterans traveled with Honor Flight Kern County. They toured the U.S. Capitol and visited
their respective memorials. Veterans on the Honor Flight served in WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

Our community is grateful of Honor Flight Kern County for continuously supporting our veterans and providing them the opportunity to travel to Washington. People from all walks of life can learn immensely from the selfless character and duty to service demonstrated by our veterans.

Additionally, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced the official launch of a pilot program created by the Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC) Act, legislation I introduced which was enacted into law in 2017.

I am thrilled to see the VET TEC program’s official launch. VET TEC will help empower our nation’s heroes by providing them with the technical skills needed to ensure a smooth transition into today’s evolving workforce.

After visiting Udacity in 2017, I was immediately struck by the potential of non-traditional education courses and how they can empower America’s veterans by equipping them with invaluable training they can use in their post-military careers. I encourage all interested veterans to apply to the VET TEC program, and I look forward to hearing about their experiences.
Veterans wanting to learn more about taking non-traditional technology courses to further their careers can now apply to participate in the VET TEC pilot program here.

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