Are you a veteran who is looking to add to your skillset or find a new career? Know that you have already gained a vast skill set from your years of service, and these skills can not only be used in a variety of industries, but are in-demand! Learn more about available veteran skills development and life resources.
SkillUp is proud to support and honor our Veterans this month and every month as we celebrate the Memorial Day holiday.
Available Veteran Resources
American Job Centers: Employment and training services are provided to veterans through a nationwide network of more than 2,400 American Job Centers (AJCs). At all AJCs, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has implemented priority of service for veterans and eligible spouses to receive funding for qualified job training programs through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
Career One Stop: Veterans can find tools to access information on AJC locations in their state or throughout the nation! The Career One Stop portal brings together four online tools into a single site, assisting veterans transitioning into civilian employment. They include:
- Matching military experience to civilian (by MOC, job title or key word search)
- Identifying education and job training options
- Finding resources for injured or disabled veterans
- Finding local services available to veteran job seekers
- Providing apprenticeship resources that combine learning with a full-time job
Veterans’ Employment and Training Service: This agency within the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) helps connect and prepare veterans for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise.
My Next Move: Veterans can search for jobs with keywords, browse careers by industry, or even find careers similar to their military experience.
Apprenticeship Finder: Apprenticeships can help workers build their skillset, and Apprenticeship Finder helps connect veterans to apprenticeship opportunities. Apprenticeships are offered in a variety of industries, including in-demand industries like healthcare and technology!
Hire Heroes USA: A free job search assistance tool to help veterans and their spouses connect with companies that have opportunities to hire them.
National Veterans Foundation: This foundation supports veterans and their families through a vet-to-vet helpline called Lifeline for Vets. They also run public awareness programming and outreach services that provide veterans and families in need with food, clothing, transportation, employment, and other essential resources.
ForgeNow and NPower: These two training programs were founded specifically with veterans in mind. ForgeNow provides two training tracks called HVAC Maintenance Technician Program and Electrical Wiring Program. Their programs are 8 weeks long with hands-on learning, helping veterans advance in their career. NPower helps veterans launch into digital careers through technology skills training and connections to open positions with partner organizations.