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Primary goal of VCN is to prepare you for your desired Career, which can be achieved in 3 main steps.
Step 1. Choose a Career - Determine your target (desired) career
Step 2. Get Qualified - Obtain educational qualifications and other required credentials
Step 3. Find a Job - Search and Apply for Jobs
Additional Career Tools
The VCN also provides the following unique career tools to help you manage your career preparation and achieve your career goals:
1. MyVCN Account
VCN provides you a free online cloud based account to maintain all your career related information, starting from your general user profile to your prior career history, current target career and record of academic progress.
2. Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
The Prior Learning Assessment is a great tool that provides a way to earn college credit for what you already know based on training or work experience you received in previous jobs! These credits can be applied towards the required education program for your new career, thus making your effort to get qualified shorter and less expensive. Credits can come from military training or from courses paid for by another employer or from tests you may have taken in the past.
3. Online Courses and other Resources
The VCN provides links to many free online courses that can be used as refresher or preparatory courses for many of the required educational programs. VCN also provides links to many other career information resources, including sources of financial aid, to assist you in selecting your target career, getting qualified or finding a job.