DSST at The DoD Worldwide Education Symposium
The DSST program is heading to Las Vegas for the DoD Worldwide Education Symposium 2012. The theme for the DoD Symposium is: “Educating the Force - Joint Effort, Joint Success,” and will explore strategies to effectively deliver voluntary education programs that enhance service members’ capacity to serve while enabling them to improve their quality of life. A perfect match for DSST and the advantage that it provides to veterans and active military!
From Monday, July 23 until Friday, July 27, at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, servicemen, test facilities and education providers will gather to discuss and promote education opportunities for service members. Attendees to the show are invited to visit DSST during the exhibition part of the show (Monday, July 23 to Wednesday, July 25) at booth number 232.
In addition to stopping by the booth, attendees are encouraged to be present at the DSST information session: “DANTES Exams Program Update” on July 25, from 9:45 – 10:45am. During the session, Prometric will participate with DANTES, UMUC, and College Board to discuss specifics about the DSST exam as a tool for service members to obtain college credit during active duty. The session will also provide an opportunity for the organizations to answer any questions about the program.
DSST exams, formerly known as DANTES Subject Standardized Tests, have been a staple of military education for service personnel for more than 30 years. The tests have long offered a way for U.S. Military to receive college credit for field experience and knowledge in broad topic areas. DSST was established decades ago as a means to provide military members with flexible opportunities for education, development and advancement, and for decades, the program has done just that.
Since its inception, this type of testing has been beneficial for military personnel and the services themselves by offering a broad base of topic areas and a convenient path to post-secondary education. One of the benefits to individual branches is that it helps to increase retention rates; for individual military personnel, it helps provide a head start on a post-military career path.
These evolutionary advances, and the increased access they provide, make it easier than ever for service members to gain valuable educational credentials while on active duty, regardless of post-military plans.
We hope to see you at the show and are excited to answer any questions you may have about the program! Come see us at booth 232!