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Vets complete post-deployment training program

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 by Jolene Toves

Guam - It's a program that was designed to help our island's veterans find a job after they completed their deployment to Afghanistan back in January. The Keep Your Guard Up program was administered by the Guam Community College. It provided a 90-day industry certification program in eight specific areas such as automotive, computer networking, electrical and emergency medical technicians to name a few.   

140 of our island's veterans completed that program and were recognized this afternoon.

GCC president Dr. Mary Okada announced, "Many of you have gone through seven months of training when I signed all those certificates some of you earned 33 credits, GCC credits, from February to last month, 33 college credits. That is unheard of in most educational processes some students take six years to get an associate's degree."

Dr. Okada encouraged the veterans to continue to pursue their education further.  The program included a partnership with the private sector and companies like DCK Pacific, Cabras Marine, Cars Plus and the Guam Fire Department who have already employed some of the soldiers.
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