ANCHOR LEAD: Thirty-three thousand American service members returned home from Afghanistan last month, and as they adjust to civilian life, many will be entering the workforce – some for the first time. Brian Osuch has more on how the men and women who protect our country can prepare to enter the workforce. (:60)
SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I'm Brian Osuch. After twenty-eight years of serving the country, Retired Army Colonel Garland Williams had to transition into a post-military career and is now leading University of Phoenix's the Military Division. Colonel Williams agrees the military equips service members with skills, but there is an important step before detaching from the military.
CUT: (Col. Williams) When you come out of the military, I think you have two things… you have experience and you have education. The experience, we need to figure out how to translate that into something "civilian-speak." And then the other piece is the education. You need to use a little bit of time before you get out of the military to assess that educational skills gap. And we try to do that at the University of Phoenix.
SCRIPT: What kind of career services are available for U.S. service members after serving the country?
CUT: (Col. Williams) We have something called Phoenix Career Services where it's a virtual tool that helps you to build that resume and assess your skills. And try to figure out how to align your strengths with those things that are out there as far as career opportunities.
SCRIPT: For more, visit Phoenix-dot-edu-slash-Military. That's Newsbreak from the University Of Phoenix. I'm Brian Osuch.
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