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  • NVTI Training Open to SWA/AJC Staff - VETS is allowing some seats in NVTI’s primary training courses to state workforce agency and AJC staff to attend:

    Facilitating Veteran Employment (FVE)

    Intensive Services (IS)

    Employer Outreach (EO)

    Leadership for the Integration of Veteran Services (LIVS)

    Veterans Benefits Online (VB)

    VETS has approved these courses for SWA and AJC staff attendance under the NVTI contract, thus participant travel will be arranged and paid for, as well as participant guest charges (hotel guest room, three meals daily during training, Denver airport shuttle).  Of course, no travel is needed for Veterans Benefits Online.

    Interested parties should complete the NVTI training app below, obtain any necessary state approval to attend, and email their app to Jim Deal or Anthony Martinez. Applications may also be faxed to NVTI at 303-315-2222.

    NVTI Training Application PDF format or Word doc

    This is an amazing opportunity! Take advantage.

    FYI: SWA and AJC are the same staff.  They are funded through WIA or Wayner-Peysner funds. 

  • Retrain American Readies Veterans for Oil & Gas Jobs - America's shale boom is proving a great opportunity for veterans seeking to participate in these high paying careers. See this recent online article:

    Veterans are valuable workers for oil-and-gas companies because they have transferable skills that appeal to employers, veterans advocates say. They are no strangers to working long hours at remote locations, such as drill sites, or being away from their families for weeks at a time.

    “The traits that the military imparts on the men and women — loyalty, courage, safety, commitment, leadership, teamwork — are all valued by employers in this industry,” said Dave Pistner, director of energy initiatives at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport. “It’s a natural fit for our troops leaving active service.”

    [Link to article...]

    From the Retrain America website:

    Retrain America, founded in 2009 was forged in response to our nation’s need for a new skilled workforce. Over the past five years, Retrain America has conducted numerous workforce development campaigns geared at preparing qualified blue collar workers and Veterans for high wage career opportunities.

    Retrain America provides technical and safety programs focused on fast tracked workforce retraining for in-demand industry. Our programs offer a comprehensive college-level education that focuses on equipment, operations, and theory, but are delivered in a manner catered to non-traditional students with little to no post-secondary education. With the understanding that people learn in different ways, we take a blended learning approach that covers each subject in multiple ways. Whether we are bringing existing employees (from entry level to engineer) up to speed on the latest safety standards and operational procedures, or retraining blue collar workers and Veterans for a new and exciting career path, Retrain America is delivering the highest quality training programs in the world.

    [Link to: Retrain America]

  • Virtual Job Scout - Traditional job fairs have involved face-to-face, in-person contact between job seekers and employers. But what about a virtual fair? Check out what Virtual Job Scout, in conjunction with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroes, is trying.

    Virtual Job Scout allows veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses to connect with recruiters from Fortune 500 companies and small- and medium sized businesses like never before. Whether you are a military caregiver with a hectic schedule or a newly separated veteran living in a rural area—no matter where you are in the world—Virtual Job Scout places job opportunities at your fingertips.

    [Link to Virtual Job Scout...]

  • Inspiring Thought - "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover." – Mark Twain

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