AUGUSTA, Maine — Former military medics are getting help using their skills to enter Maine’s workforce under a newly enacted law.
Such veterans will be able to receive help obtaining academic credit for military training and experience under a Department of Labor program that also will help eligible veterans seeking an apprenticeship or employment in a health care job in Maine.
The House Republican office estimates that Maine has approximately 120,000 military veterans. Of those, about 400 veterans have military training in health care.
Republican Rep. Brad Farrin says veterans struggle when employers don’t recognize their military education and experience. He says the state’s also facing a strong demand for the skills that military medics have.
The Labor Department will run the program using existing funds.