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Veteran Resource Guide

Are you a military veteran or a guard or reserve member exploring career opportunities in the skilled trades? Or are you a residential service contractor looking to attract top veteran talent to your team?  Check out this resource guide to help get you started.
For Veterans

GI Bill Overview
Learn the basics about the GI Bill benefits you may be eligible for.

GI Bill Comparison Tool :
Compare trade schools or other programs to build your skillset.

Voc Rehab :
If you’ve got at least a 10% disability rating, and are having trouble getting your career off the ground, see if voc rehab can help you get started in the skilled trades.

NexTech Academy :
If you’re ready to jump in, NexTech Academy can give you the technical training you need for a career in the trades. Work at your own pace from the comfort of your own home.

 

For Employers

Education & Training

Veterans receive extensive technical training in the military but may need to develop additional skills to prepare for a career in the trades. These resources will help you understand why hiring veterans is smart for your business, and how the GI Bill, apprenticeships, and other resources can support both you and your veteran hires.

DOL Apprenticeships :
Did you know that DOL certified apprenticeship programs can help attract veterans to your company? Find out how to get certified!

On the Job Training :
Find out how your company can qualify to receive GI Bill benefits through an on-the-job training program.

Military Cultural Competency :
Learn more about why hiring veterans is a smart business decision, and how you can help make them cornerstones of your company.

Job Fairs & Hiring Events

Once you’re ready to bring veterans into your company, you may need help finding them. Check out some of our resources for military hiring fairs, job boards, and employment partners. And then get out there and make veterans a part of your recruitment and hiring strategy!

Hiring our Heroes – Affiliated with the US Chamber of Commerce.

Recruit Military – Nearly 1.5 million military/veteran job-seekers.

Job Boards

Hire Heroes USA – The most effective veteran employment nonprofit in the country, with over 38k confirmed hires.

GI Jobs – One-stop shop for veteran career transition resources.

RallyPoint – Premier digital networking platform for military, veterans, and civilian allies.

Business Partnerships Opportunities

FourBlock – Host a local networking event or become a veteran hiring partner.

HireHeroes USA – Talent sourcing and training to meet your employment needs.

RallyPoint – Fill your skills gap by utilizing RallyPoint’s talent solutions to hire qualified veterans.

Recruit Military – Regional based solutions for finding the best employees for your company.

Downloadable Resources

Get more detailed information about hiring and retaining veterans by downloading some of these helpful resources!

How to create an apprenticeship program – The comprehensive guide to creating a DOL certified apprenticeship program.

State tax credits for apprenticeship programs – Find out more about tax credits you can receive for your certified apprenticeship.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit information – Hiring veterans? Find out more about the work opportunity tax credit.

Insight on opinions and priorities of Post 9/11 Veterans – Results from the largest non-governmental survey of Post 9/11 veterans. Find out what’s most important to them, and how you can be an employer of choice.

Veteran Recruiting Resources