Transition Program

Transition Program

Our Transition Program continues to develop partnerships to reach and help Airmen and their spouses during transition from military to civilian life. Check back as we continue to add resources for Airmen and their families!




U.S. Department of Labor Veterans' Employment &Training Service (VETS)

RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYING VETERANS


American Job Centers (AJCs)
The Department of Labor (DOL) sponsors American Job Centers (AJCs), located in 2,500 locations throughout the United States, with at least one AJC in every state.  Formerly known as One-Stop Career Centers, AJCs provide training, employment services, and job search assistance to job seekers and to employers. The services offered by these centers vary, but include benefits that all employers may access and receive free of charge. Many AJCs have specialized local Veterans’ Employment Representatives (LVERs) and Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program Specialists (DVOPS) who work solely with veteran populations and can provide veteran applicant referrals. Find your local AJC/Career One-Stop Center at www.servicelocator.org/onestopcenters.asp
Local Veterans' Employment Representatives:  Local Veterans' Employment Representatives conduct outreach to employers and engage in advocacy efforts with hiring executives to increase employment opportunities for veterans, encourage the hiring of disabled veterans, and generally assist veterans to gain and retain employment.  LVERs conduct seminars for employers and job search workshops for veterans who are seeking employment, and facilitate priority of service regarding employment, training, and placement services furnished to veterans by staff within the employment service delivery system.
Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program Specialists:  Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program Specialists (DVOPS) provide intensive services to meet the employment needs of disabled veterans and other eligible veterans, with maximum emphasis directed toward serving those who are economically or educationally disadvantaged, including homeless veterans and veterans with other barriers to employment.

CareerOneStop “Business Center”
The CareerOneStop Business Center, located at www.careeronestop.org/businesscenter/index.aspx is an electronic tool available on DOL’s CareerOneStop web site.  The tool is designed to give businesses access to the resources they need to recruit, train, and retain a skilled workforce - from hiring and interviewing skills, to tips on where and how to recruit qualified candidates, to locating American Job Centers.  Some key features of the Business Center include:
•    Easy-to-download reports about employment projections and concentrations, wages, and unemployment rates for specific areas
•    Access to local training and educational institutions
•    Listings of top industries by employment - by state, metro area, and county
•    A tool for finding military occupations related to specific civilian occupations
•    Certifications for a particular position
•    Assistance with writing job descriptions
 
Additional Helpful Links for Employers and Veterans
•    Employers can post online jobs (if applicable) at no-cost with the National Labor Exchange (NLX) at: www.us.jobs
•    Employers can post currently offline jobs to the NLX at no-cost through your state job bank at: www.careeronestop.org/JobSearch/COS_jobsites.aspx
•    Americas’ Heroes at Work includes a step-by-step toolkit for employers interested in developing or enhancing their veterans hiring initiative.  www.americasheroesatwork.gov/forEmployers/HiringToolkit
•    The Veterans “Employment Center” has tools and resources for employers and veterans to connect: www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/employers which helps service members and veterans with their transition to civilian employment
www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/jobs
•    In My Next Move for Veterans, veterans can enter their prior military experience and link to information they need to explore information on civilian careers and related training.www.mynextmove.org/vets/
•    The Veterans Re-Employment Portal is designed to assist veterans with employment, training, career planning, and financial issues after military service. http://maps.servicelocator.org/military/onestopsearch.aspx

Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Employment Workshop
TAP was established to help meet the needs of separating service members during their period of transition into civilian life, by offering job-search assistance and related services.  TAP helps service members and their spouses to make the initial transition from military service to the civilian workplace with less difficulty and less overall cost to the government.  TAP includes a comprehensive three-day DOL Employment Workshop given at military installations nationwide.  Professionally-trained workshop facilitators present information associated with job searches, career decision-making, current occupational and labor market conditions, resume preparation, and interviewing techniques.  Information on the DOL TAP Employment Workshop including the participant manual can be accessed at: www.dol.gov/vets/programs/tap or at: http://go.usa.gov/kb5J.

National Labor Exchange

The NLX is a partnership between the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) and DirectEmployers Association, which is hosted on the www.us.jobs internet domain.  The NLX is used by 110,000 employers with an average of 1 million daily job listings. The NLX is a popular tool for employers – it provides the easiest way to list jobs and simultaneously comply with DOL’s regulations for veteran affirmative-action hiring. Since March 2007, the NLX has listed 20 million unduplicated, available, and vetted jobs – 15 million jobs listed by DirectEmployers members and non-members; 5 million jobs listed by state job banks.  NLX job listings are free for any employer; DirectEmployers members get additional benefits.  The NLX powers multiple DOL-funded career advice and job search tools. The NLX works by collecting and distributing jobs from corporate websites, state job banks, and USAJOBS.



In addition:
•    The NLX reviews all employer and state requests to list jobs to eliminate listing duplication.
•    The NLX (www.us.jobs) is optimized for all mobile devices (e.g. smartphones, tablets, etc.).
•    The NLX provides multiple free services to all 50 states and U.S. territories, including:
      o    Downloads and uploads of all jobs;
      o    Job bank hosting;
      o    Jobseeker traffic analytics;
      o    State-specific jobs microsites (e.g. www.workintexas.com; www.newyork.jobs).
•    All jobs listed in the NLX are coded with Occupational Information Network (O*Net) data.

For additional information, you may contact the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) at (202) 693-2700(202) 693-2700, or visit:  http://www.doleta.gov/

You may also contact the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) at (202) 693-4700(202) 693-4700, or visit: http://www.dol.gov/vets/




Veteran and Military Spouse eMentor Programs
AcademyWomen’s eMentor Program has partnered with the Chamber of Commerce Foundation's ‘Hiring Our Heroes’ initiative to launch the Veteran and Military Spouse eMentor Programs, designed to provide personalized support to military veterans and spouses through online mentoring.
 
Participating mentors provide guidance and support in career transition, career advancement, work/life balance, and other veteran or family related challenges. Many veterans and spouses find themselves daunted by the transition to civilian careers due to limited professional networks, lack of direct experience in particular jobs or industries, and strong cultural differences.
 
Designed to bridge the gap between organizations and job seekers, the eMentor Program offers support, trusted networking, and success. Having a mentor who can provide insights into civilian careers and corporate hiring practices removes some of the anxiety of navigating a new career path in the corporate world.  Mentors help protégés overcome fears and dream big.

Sign up today to mentor a veteran or spouse in the eMentor Program!  Visit www.mentorheroes.org to register or learn more.  Or contact Erica Hemmy hemmy@ementorprogram.org.





Colorado Technical University

Colorado Technical University has a long-standing reputation for helping military members, veterans, and their families achieve their academic and professional goals. It began in 1965 when we opened our first campus in Colorado Springs to support the goals of students from five nearby military bases. Since then, we’ve expanded to deliver flexible online education suited to your dynamic military career.

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association,
(230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411, www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org), CTU offers more than 100 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs across business and management, security studies and homeland security, health care, IT, engineering and computer science, and project management. Notably, we are one of 10 universities in the U.S. to offer a Master of Science in Homeland Security and were named a top 10 online MBA program in 2012. CTU is also proud to provide 25 wounded service members’ spouses and 25 wounded service members with full scholarships to CTU each year.

CTU makes it possible for those serving in the Armed Forces and their families to earn a quality university degree anywhere, anytime. You can have access to an interactive learning community through online programs and courses, or attend a conveniently located campus in Colorado Springs or Denver. Our military-centric approach has led G.I. Jobs magazine to name us a military friendly school from 2010 to 2014 and Military Advanced Education to recognize us as one of the top universities serving the educational needs of the armed forces from 2008 to 2014.

Military tuition rates available for military members, veterans and their families. Call 866-396-1726866-396-1726 or visit coloradotech.edu/military to learn more.

CTU cannot guarantee employment or salary. Find employment rates, financial obligations, and other disclosures at www.coloradotech.edu/disclosures. Not all programs available to residents of all states. CTU's online MBA program was ranked as a 2012 top 10 online MBA program by CEO Magazine, a publication of the International Graduate Forum. 4435 North Chestnut Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80907