Navy launches COOL app for career transition
For many members of the military, time in the service is not intended to last an entire career. One way service members can more easily transition to civilian jobs is through credentialing, which entails getting civilian credentials -- certificates or licenses -- before they leave the service for skills learned while on duty.
The Navy Credentialing Opportunities Online, or COOL, website helps both enlisted personnel and officers get such credentials, as well as information on which military occupations translate to what civilian careers. Now the Navy has released a mobile application to help sailors access the resources of the COOL website from their phones.
Available for both Android and iOS devices, the app provides learning and development roadmaps and a number of other tools related to:
- Credentials mapped to Navy occupations
- US Military Apprenticeship Program (Department of Labor credentials)
- Joint Service Transcript (academic credit for Navy training and experience)
- Civilian related occupations (recruiting and transition tool)
- Rating information cards (Navy Recruiting, reclassification, and enlisted rating changes)
- Post 9-11 Government Issue Bill funding of credentials (funding availability for veterans).
“This new app provides an expanded capability for sailors to help them translate the skills they've learned on the job into civilian credentials, career growth opportunities and related civilian occupations,” said Keith Boring, the Navy's COOL program manager. “The app is a great complement to our newly redesigned website and provides extra features that I think sailors will find handy to have at their fingertips.”
Posted by Mark Pomerleau on Feb 02, 2016 at 1:39 PM