The UWUA Director of Veterans Affairs and Workforce Development, Rick Passarelli, recently accepted appointment to the prestigious National Veterans Employment and Education Commission’s Military Credentialing Advisory Roundtable.
The American Legion put the roundtable together in order to establish new ways of scaling public-private partnerships to offer veterans pathways to apply their knowledge and skills towards civilian credentials. The roundtable is made up of a select group of cross-sector influential leaders and practitioners who are seen as credentialing experts across the post high-school ecosystem.
Pictured left: UWUA Director of Veterans Affairs and Workforce Development, Rick Passarelli, left photo second from right
“As an ambassador to the roundtable team, it is my hope to shape policy, connect, and offer recommendations for pilot stackable credentialing programming that helps apply competencies and credentials gained in military service towards apprenticeship, and educational opportunities that leads to employment of our veterans in the utility industry we proudly represent,” Passarelli says. “This will ultimately allow us to produce a next generation of Utility Workers for our membership pipeline.”
The primary roles of the roundtable are to shape, connect, and offer recommendations for stackable credentialing pilots that apply skills and credentials gained in military service towards continued education and employment for service members and veterans.
Pictured right: Members of the American Legion’s National Veterans Employment and Education Commission’s Military Credentialing Advisory Roundtable