AcademyWomen is committed to the professional empowerment of military communities, active duty and veteran women from all commissioning sources, transitioning military veterans, military spouses, as well as cadet and midshipmen women.
AFSA has partnered together with Columbia Southern University (CSU) to provide a sponsored One-Course Scholarship for all Military Veterans/Retirees and AFSA Family Members; plus all Active Duty, Guard & Reserve Spouses and College-Age Dependents. The One-Course Scholarship is worth over $700, as CSU has also waived the application fee, and will provide free loaner book(s).
Who We Are:
We are dedicated to helping our military members and their spouses in the transition so they can find a successful landing after their service; whether that is higher education, a dream job, or the ability to start their own business.
How We Help:
American Dream U offers two main services for transitioning veterans: Online programs and educational workshop events.
American Dream U’s online programs are catered to helping veterans become successful professionals in the world of business, with breadth in courses; everything from entrepreneurship to the intricacies of setting up a LinkedIn profile.
American Dream U’s workshop events are fueled by the same purpose; offering unique, differentiating benefits when paired with the online courses such as networking and connecting with other veterans, as well as hearing personal success stories of post-service careers.
Who We Help:
Military, Veteran and spouses are our mission and the stats below reflect the need. Here at American Dream U, we believe that a smoother transition will go a long way in improving these stats in the future.
– 2 out of 3 new veterans will find it difficult to transition
– About 400,000 veterans remained unemployed at the end of 2017
– 22 – 28 veterans will commit suicide each day.
– Approximately 245,000 Service men and women will transition out of the military in 2018.
CITCI offers support services include education, employment and training services, workforce development, family preservation, and support for individuals recovering from addiction, substance abuse, or incarceration.
Welcome to CyberVetsUSA, an industry-led initiative that provides FREE online training, certification and employment opportunities to transitioning service members, veterans, National Guard and Reservists, and military spouses looking to enter the cyber workforce! Offering the latest cyber courses (see offerings below) and certifications from industry-leading tech companies, CyberVetsUSA is a skills-to-jobs pathway that aims to fast-track veterans into high-demand cyber careers.
NOTE: CyberVetsUSA is currently offering priority access to veterans seeking employment in the following targeted states: Arizona, Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia. Candidates outside of these target locations will be accepted based on availability.
How Does It Work?
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IT/Cyber courses are available primarily as self-paced, online trainings to be completed within a 12-14 week time frame. Depending on current skills, personal learning preference, and available time commitment, participants can pick the course that best suits them.
Training consists of the following six tracks:
Participants who successfully complete the program will be prepared for an industry certification and entry level cyber positions. The following is a list of the current CyberVets course offerings aligned to the respective job path:
Once the course is completed, a free voucher is offered to the participant to obtain an industry certification for the related cyber course. Participants are highly encourage to complete the relevant certifications offered as these credentials are highly valued by employers.
Mentoring & Career Resources
During training, participants will gain access to academic advisers, mentors, and virtual communities to enhance their learning experience. In addition, career resources (including resume writing, interview techniques, and career exploration) will be made available to those who achieve a 30% course completion milestone. Additional support may be provided to those who successfully complete the industry training, including career coaching and job placement.
Employment is a key success metric for CyberVetsUSA, and we want to ensure veterans have direct access to meaningful employment opportunities. Therefore, participants will be invited to join the Talent Bridge for Veterans job-matching engine, sponsored by Cisco, to build their professional profile and explore real-time job openings from hundreds of employers looking for qualified tech talent.
CyberVetsUSA is a public/private partnership between tech employers, local and state government agencies, institutions of higher education, nonprofit and Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs) all working together to minimize barriers to entry and increase the available pool of qualified cyber talent.
Palo Alto Networks
An industry-led initiative that provides FREE online training, certification and employment opportunities to transitioning service members, veterans, National Guard and Reservists, and military spouses looking to enter the cyber workforce!
Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is an online learning destination, offering high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere.
The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) offers cutting edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans.
The Green Beret Foundation serves the Army Special Forces our nations most elite soldiers. We believe Green Berets are our nations greatest assets. Every day we honor our commitment to Green Berets past and present as well as their families by connecting them with the right resources to prosper and thrive. Because when these soldiers meet powerful opportunities, our nation’s most elite soldiers become our nation’s best leaders.
Heroes MAKE America is The Manufacturing Institute’s initiative to build a pipeline between the military and manufacturing. Their signature program arms transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses with the skills and certifications to find – and excel – in careers in manufacturing.
IVMF is higher education’s first interdisciplinary academic institute, singularly focused on advancing the lives of the nation’s military veterans and their families.
IIL is a global leader in training, consulting, coaching and customized course development, and is proud to be the educational provider of choice for many top global companies. Online conferences are free, but must contact directly for promo code. Also two free classes – see FAQ for more information.
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.
Marine For Life Network (M4L) connects transitioning Marines and their family members to education resources, employment opportunities, and other Veterans services that aid in their career and life goals outside of military service.
MIT OpenCourseWare is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content – open and available to the world.
MAM was founded to provide financial support and morale aid to our current Arizona actively serving military, their families, and post 9/11 purple heart recipients regardless of overseas deployment status, including reserve components.
MCEC provides online resources to help parents of military connected children as well as, in certain locations, running military student support clubs and parent training groups.
The Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that focuses on:
1. Employment readiness training programs
2. Job placement solutions
3. No-cost services to all military-affiliated spouses, retired military spouses, and caregivers to war wounded heroes.
Our MSCCN Team Members are:
1. All military-affiliated
2. Carry Bachelor and Master Degree levels of education
3. EXPERIENCED in corporate and private sector human capital resources
4. Trained to operate MSCCN’s world-class and user-friendly Talent Management Gateway and Applicant Tracking technology, donated by Kenexa,Inc.
Microsoft Military Spouse Technology Academy (MSTA) provides an intensive 22-week onsite training program designed to empower military spouses with in-demand digital skills leading to well-paying and meaningful careers.
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Modern States Education Alliance is a non-profit dedicated to making a high quality college education free of cost and accessible to any person who seeks one. Modern States’ initial program, Freshman Year for Free™, is intended to let students earn up to one year of college credit without tuition or textbook expense.
O2O is a free, comprehensive career skills program that provides civilian career training, professional certifications, and job placement support to transitioning service members, members of the selected reserves, veterans, and military spouses.
A self-paced study system to help you pass the PMP Exam, based on the PMBOK Guide 6th Edition, with a full suite of on-demand, expert resources accessible from laptop, tablet, or phone anytime from anywhere with an internet connection.
40% off for Military, Veterans, & their immediate families paying out of pocket! See the link for more details.
The Reveille Foundation supports under-served populations with holistic, case management that create individual plans for success and brings the community of resources together to execute these plans. Their primary audiences are: Transitioning military, veterans and families, The formerly incarcerated and families, and Native Americans.
The mission of the Texas Veterans Commission is to advocate for and provide superior service to veterans that will significantly improve the quality of life for all Texas veterans, their families, and survivors.
Rosie Chapters provide military spouse business owners and budding entrepreneurs around the country with a supportive online learning environment and facilitated group meetings.
The vision of Train Our Troops is to provide each U.S. veteran, and their spouse, with skill sets that will enable them competitive advantages in the crowded marketplace, whether they want to start a brand new career, or simply add additional skill sets to their existing resume of experience to make themselves more valuable. Train Our Troops focuses on getting veterans, and their spouses, trained, prepared, and engaged in the marketplace to obtain solid positions to better support their families and excel in their individual careers. We want to ensure veteran families remain strong in a challenging work environment and be successful in any organization or profession.
Website “cheat sheet” with multiple websites listed for transitioning servicemembers, spouses, and veterans.
The leading global marketplace for learning and instruction. By connecting students all over the world to the best instructors, Udemy is helping individuals reach their goals and pursue their dreams.
Through LinkedIn, employers get the resume along with an understanding of the potential employee’s network, mutual connections, online presence, endorsements, recommendations/referrals and their personal brand. Michael developed this “Cheat Sheet” to give everyone, regardless of social media experience, the ability to develop a personal brand and access the economic opportunity that LinkedIn provides.
The USO Pathfinder Program provides a variety of transition services for service members and families, up to a year after separation. Participants will get a personalized Action Plan and one-on-one support from a USO Pathfinder Scout.
VPMMA is a Non-Profit Organization which provides industry-based project management career mentorship and networking opportunities for our great Nation’s Service members, Veterans, and Military Spouses.
The Texas Veterans Portal connects veterans, their families, and caregivers to the benefits and services earned through their military service.
VetJobs.org is an anchor member of the VetJobs OCEAN (One Central Employment & Advancement Network) family of websites.
We are the #1 online resource for military-affiliated job seekers looking to attain a rewarding career and maximize their earnings.
Over the past 16 years, we and our sister sites have actively helped more than 63,000 military spouses, active duty military and veterans connect to high-earning careers.
What We Do
VetJobs has honed a very successful, proven method for ensuring our job seekers connect with the career opportunities they deserve.
Our approach has three parts: people, technology and education.
1. People. Our people — all of whom are highly-educated veterans and military spouses themselves — get to know our jobseekers personally. They work to understand a candidate’s military service, the skills they’ve acquired and how that translates to today’s job market. We then provide personal, high-touch, free job placement support, leveraging relationships with hundreds of leading national employers.
2. Technology. After we get to know our candidates personally, we tap into a world-class technology backbone — graciously donated by IBM — which enables us to access over two million high-paying openings, donated through DirectEmployers Association, plus view applicants and track hiring outcomes the same way top employers do. Further, we track our job seekers’ progress after we place them, helping to ensure they succeed. As they progress along and advance in their career – we’re right there with them to help as needed.
3. Education. For candidates who need extra support when transitioning from the Military to the private sector, we have developed top-notch training, educational tools, career development resources and mentoring. Our training team — which includes professionals who have developed curricula for prestigious American universities — works closely with each job seeker to guarantee they’re positioned to get the job they deserve.
We believe a big part of what sets us apart is our core values, which were deepened
through serving our country. Those values include:
Integrity – We don’t accept funding from any branches of the Military or corporate HR departments; our singular allegiance is to the jobseekers we serve.
Respect – We have the deepest respect for those who are serving, have served, and surround those wo have served; that reverance guides every decision we make.
Commitment – We don’t think it’s enough to just help a veteran or spouse get a job. Nobody goes deeper, or stays involved longer, to help military-affiliated job seekers attain a rewarding career.
Focus – We have never strayed from our founding charter. If it doesn’t help active duty military, veterans or military spouses connect with a high-paying career, we won’t do it.
Efficiency – We are tirelessly devoted to ensuring every penny we spend advances our mission. Deloitte audits show that 96 cents on the dollar goes to that mission.
About the VetJobs OCEAN Family.
Chapter 1: Helping Military Spouses Thrive
The VetJobs OCEAN family had humble beginnings — founded with $323, in military housing, at the outset of the Iraq War. When Deb Kloeppel, a successful entrepreneur and senior executive at American Airlines, left her position to PCS overseas, she realized there was a need to better support the career aspirations of military spouses. She saw women and men who were accomplished, highly trained and highly educated, but suddenly found themselves living someplace very far away — because of their devotion to family and country. So, in 2004, Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN) was born.
Chapter 2: 1 : 1 Job Placement Support for Active Duty Military and Veterans
MSCCN quickly grew to become the premiere job placement and career development facilitator for military spouses and family members. It was so successful that it inspired Deb and her husband, Rear Admiral Dan Kloeppel (U.S. Navy, ret.), to co-found CASY: Corporate America Supports You. Armed with a letter of need from the Army National Guard and startup money from Direct Employers, CASY was chartered in 2010, with the mission of providing free employment readiness, vocational training and one-on-one job placement services for National Guard, Reserves, transitioning service members and veterans of all branches of service. RADM Kloeppel — after a 36-year military career, plus 36 years as a commercial airline pilot — has gained a unique perspective on how to best support service members transitioning to the civilian workplace.
Chapter 3: Supporting Tens of Thousands, Joining Forces with VetJobs
From just under 500 job placements its first year, CASY quickly grew to become a powerhouse in helping military-affiliated job seekers connect to high paying, rewarding careers. By 2019, CASY and MSCCN had surpassed their 57,000th verified hired. It was at this point, with the financial help of Swift Transporation, that the opportunity emerged to acquire VetJobs.com, the best-known, online military job board. One immediate impact was the addition of thousands of new applicants, now receiving our one-on-one help. With the addition of VetJobs, CASY and MSCCN had their most successful year ever in 2019, helping nearly 9,200 active duty service members, veterans, and military spouses connect to career opportunities.
To begin 2020, the VetJobs OCEAN family welcomed MilitarySpouseJobs.org — powered by MSCCN, now sitting alongside VetJobs.org, CASY.US and MSCCN.org.
MilitarySpouseJobs.org provides the same unparalleled career placement and advancement services to military spouses, caregivers, and military family members that MSCCN has delivered for years, as these onboarding gateways all lead to our same IBM technology, DirectEmployers Jobs, and our one-on-one assistance.
The Warrior-Scholar Project is designed to provide mentoring and other forms of guidance for enlisted service members wishing to attend four-year universities. The program seeks to teach the skills required for effective and successful learning in the college environment.
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VetsNet works with more than 75 agencies throughout Wisconsin counties and beyond to bring critical services to at-risk veterans and their families. Those partner agencies are veteran service organizations, state and federal veteran agencies, other nonprofit veteran and community social service agencies.
WithYouWithMe is focused on allowing individuals to reach their potential in the workforce and helping companies recruit, reskill, plan, and outplace their talent.