FEBRUARY 6, 2017, PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) – From coast to coast, Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-line (COOL) will be visiting 15 locations across the country through the rest of fiscal year 2017 to educate Sailors on what the program offers.
Navy COOL provides active-duty and Reserve Sailors, whether forward deployed, underway or ashore, a way to map their Navy education, training, experience, and competencies to civilian credentials and occupations.
A COOL brief usually runs one hour and includes a discussion of the importance of credentialing and licensing during and after a Navy career. It includes a tour of the Navy COOL website and explains the voucher submission process and credentialing eligibility requirements.
“This is a great opportunity to get the word out about the value of certification and licensure,” said Keith Boring, Navy COOL’s program director. “This information can enhance career development boards, advancement, and individual personal and professional goals. We will also discuss and emphasize the importance of the Learning and Development Roadmaps (LaDR) and the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP).”
The scheduled cities, with planned dates which are subject to change, are:
– Kings Bay, Georgia; Jacksonville, Florida, Feb. 6-10
– Bethesda, Maryland, Feb. 13-15
– Bethesda, Maryland, March 13-15
– Millington, Tennessee, March 20-24
– Washington, D.C., April 3-7
– Ventura, California, April 10-14
– Bethesda, Maryland, April 17-19
– Everett, Washington, May 6-12
– Bethesda, Maryland, June 5-7
– San Diego, June 19-23
– New London, Connecticut; Newport, Rhode Island; Boston; Portsmouth, New Hampshire, July 11-15
– Bethesda, Maryland, July 17-19
– Great Lakes, July 25-29
– Norfolk, Aug. 7-11
– Washington, D.C., Sept. 18-22
– Gulfport, Mississippi, Sept. 20
Commands or groups interested in hosting a COOL briefing during one of the scheduled trips can contact Navy COOL via the online feedback form at http://www.cool.navy.mil/usn/contact/.
Briefing requirements include internet connectivity, a way to display the COOL website to the audience, and a guaranteed attendance to justify the travel.
With 1,875 funded credentialing opportunities available, every enlisted Sailor has at least one credential he or she can earn. More than 1,500 credentialing opportunities are mapped to officer designators.
For more information on Navy COOL, visit https://www.cool.navy.mil/usn or contact a Navy COOL representative at firstname.lastname@example.org or (850) 452-6683.
From Center for Information Warfare Training Public Affairs