Connecticut-based veterans hoping to enroll in an university may now find the process a little bit easier.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced this week an executive order that would allow veterans to receive college credit for the skills they learned during service, the Connecticut Post reports. The order mandates that state agencies must allow military education and skills to be considered and orders the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education, which oversees the state's community colleges and public universities, to convert military education to college credit through in a smoother manner, the news source reports.
"These are people with special training, skills and education who, upon returning to civilian life, are ready, willing and more than qualified to enter our workforce," Malloy said in a statement.
According to the news source, Connecticut is home to 250,000 veterans and 9,000 active-duty servicemembers. Currently, veterans living in The Constitution State can attend any state-run college or university on the G.I. Bill, which covers the tuition for veterans attending a public higher-education institution. The Connecticut Department of Veteran Affairs also provides a 50 percent tuition waiver for veterans taking extension or summer courses at a state-run school.