Temple College has received a $188,548 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to support a program designed to help veterans transition into the workforce.

The College Credit for Heroes program is a statewide effort designed to maximize the award of college credit to veterans and active duty service members for their military experience. Temple College will use the grant to hire an instructional designer who will evaluate military courses or experiences and tie these to existing Temple College courses. The instructional designer also will develop alternative pathways to help veterans meet national or state certification or accreditation standards in their desired fields.

“This program will update and simplify the process through which veterans and active duty service members can accelerate their progress toward an industry-recognized credential and transition more quickly from college classrooms to the workforce,” said Dr. Susan Guzman-Trevino, vice president for academic affairs at Temple College.

Dr. Guzman-Trevino said the program could help veterans apply their experience to a variety of degrees and certificates offered by Temple College, including criminal justice, computer information systems, education and health professions.

Temple College is one of 51 colleges and universities in Texas that are now participating in the College Credit for Heroes program. For more information on the program, visit www.twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/college-credit-heroes.