Veterans Accelerated Learning for Licensed Occupations (VALLO) is one of the first initiatives of its kind in the United States. Made possible by a 2018 Department of Labor award to Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, VALLO works to ease transitions for military service members by overcoming burdensome disconnects between military training and civilian licensure requirements. Our goal has been to give service members credit for their education and experience obtained in the military so that they may be quickly licensed and employed within Kentucky.
With an identified 35 disciplines, the VALLO team has worked diligently to accelerate pathways to occupational licensure, bridge coursework/degree curriculum, and impact state legislation to benefit veteran employment and licensure mobility. Our philosophy has upheld the best interest of the service member, while prioritizing the shortest, most direct pathways to occupational licensure. Ancillary efforts of VALLO hope to support prospective employers with workforce shortages and assist supplementary states in establishing similar models of licensure credit for veterans.