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Ohio's Gov. Kasich signs bill giving veterans training more credit
Law applies to certifications and college credits
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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Gov. John Kasich signed an executive order today that requires state boards and commissions to take military training and education into account when they issue certification and licensing.

LISTEN: Kasich talks about valuing vets

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"If you are driving a truck in Afghanistan and you come back to America, you should be certified to drive a truck. If you are on the battlefield, saving people’s lives, you ought to be able to get a certification as an emergency responder. I mean this just makes common sense."

His executive order also takes military training into account in determining credit for higher education.

The unemployment rate among Ohio’s veterans was seven point six percent in 2012. Kasich hopes this executive order will speed up the process for employing veterans. He says the longer veterans go without a job, the harder it is for them to find employment.

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