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  • New eBenefit's Veterans Employment Center - A new online resource, the Veterans Employment Center has officially launched! The site is the first interagency tool to bring both public and private job opportunities, a resume-builder, military skills translator and detailed career and training resources together in one place.

    This new eBenefits feature incorporates numerous tools and resources for job seekers, as well as employers who want high quality applicants. Veterans, service members and their spouses or dependents, who are looking for work, transitioning out of the military or changing careers are encouraged to utilize the Veterans Employment Center. Users can use the Skills Translator function to translate military terms to civilian skills or just go right to the Resume Builder tool. Resumes created on the site will be available to private and public sector employers who specifically want to hire veterans.

    [Veterans Employment Center then click on the Employment Center tab on the top navigation bar...]

    [Employment Center Training Instructions...]

    [eBenefits Fact Sheet...]

  • Preparing Veterans for Meaningful Careers New eLearning Site - To support implementation of the refocusing efforts of the JVSG program, NVTI has created a new eLearning tool for American Job Center (AJC) frontline staff. The site provides tools and resources to educate and inform AJC staff on how to best serve and assist veterans.

    [Link: American Job Centers - Preparing Veterans for Meaningful Careers eLearning training]

  • Veterans Career Services Initiative - Check out this great information for helping veterans, service members and their spouses prepare for jobs in health information technology careers!

    HIMSS, in collaboration with Bellevue College and the United States Department of Labor, Education and Training Administration, is committed to assisting our veteran population gain knowledge of professional development and employment opportunities within Health Information Technology (IT).  The goal of the Veterans Career Services initiative is to welcome transitioning military veterans into the health IT field - a growing and promising area for technologically-adept veterans.

    HIMSS reports that jobs within health IT, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics, are expected to grow upwards of 21% over the next 5 years and many of our transitioning military are tech-savvy and may already possess skills that would be transferable to jobs in health IT. 

    [Link to site...]

  • Learn How to Become - For those changing careers (or just starting out) and wondering what is needed to be successful in certain fields, check out the "Learn How to Become" online guide. Insight is provided into 45 of today's most popular career fields, including accounting, engineering, medical assisting, nursing, firefighting, financial advising and teaching. 

    Each career has its own customized "how-to" guide, which starts by addressing important questions such as "What does a medical assistant do?" and "What skills are needed to succeed?"  The guide dissects each of the educational and professional steps needed to enter the field, including coursework in high school, a college degree, on-the-job training, apprenticeships, and professional exams and certifications.

    [Learn How to Become...]

  • GI Bill Comparison Tool - Find information online about Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and the schools and training programs available to education beneficiaries with a new VA tool.

    Before this GI Bill Comparison Tool launched, estimating how much beneficiaries may receive under the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit was challenging. Many beneficiaries provided this feedback to the GI Bill Facebook page. The new comparison tool makes it easy to estimate Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits with just one click.

    In addition, users can find and compare information on 10,000+ approved education and training programs, including estimated tuition and fee amounts and projected housing allowances. Also available are each school’s graduation rate, student loan default rate and Yellow Ribbon participation. Together, the GI Bill benefit estimator and school comparison information enable students to compare education options and make the best decision for their future.

    [Information excerpted from VAntage Point blog]

    [Link to GI Bill Comparison Tool]

  • Inspiring Thought - "Fall seven times, stand up eight.” ~ Japanese proverb

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