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  • NVTI Trainer Position Announcement
    The University of Colorado Denver, NVTI Training Solutions, is looking for a trainer to join its team.

    The trainer holding this full-time, University Staff (unclassified) position will instruct and facilitate learning in classroom programs, assist in the revision and creation of courses, and collaborate with colleagues to ensure course participants benefit from exemplary learning experiences.

    This is an experienced facilitator position utilizing audience engagement activities, interactivity, and creative facilitation techniques to enhance the participants learning experience.

    Read the complete job description and apply for the position here.

    Qualified veterans are especially encouraged to apply!

  • Crunching the Numbers: 5 Overlooked Facts About Veterans Employment
    A recent debate over veterans’ employability has made headlines. We still have more work to do to ensure all veterans can secure meaningful civilian employment, but here are five facts from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that you should know:

    1. The unemployment rate for all veterans is consistently below the unemployment rate for non-veterans. In July of 2015, the veteran unemployment rate was 4.7 percent, compared to the nonveteran unemployment rate (for individuals 18 years and older) of 5.4 percent.

    Read more: DoL Blog

  • NVTI News Flash: Homeless Veteran Webinar 6  Released – Job-Driven Training

    The Department of Labor has released the sixth webinar in its Promoting Employment for Homeless Veterans series. Webinar #6 focuses on Registered Apprenticeships, On-the-Job Training arrangements, and other forms of job-driven training that deliver a win for our job-seeking clients, a win for employers who partner with these programs, and a win for workforce development staff. As with all the webinars in this series, the resource page contains valuable links and downloadable tools. You can watch the webinars here after completing a brief registration form. The presentation is approximately 30 minutes in length.

    Anyone may view the presentation. Please share the information with your partners.

  • NVTI News Flash: DVOP Services for Transitioning Service Members

    From USDOL/VETS (August 18th, 2015):
    The Veterans’ Employment and Training Service would like to remind the workforce system of policy changes affecting transitioning service members.  As DoD faces additional drawdowns with fewer resources to provide transition support, DOL’s ability to meet the employment needs of this population will become ever more critical and we want to make sure the field is clear that they are both allowed, and encouraged, to engage these individuals. Below are Veterans Program Letters 07-14 and 08-14. 

    VPL 07-14 - encourages the workforce system to participate in the military’s Capstone activities for transitioning service members. 
    VPL 08-14 - outlines the eligibility of transitioning service members, wounded, ill, and injured service members, and their families for Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program (DVOP) specialist services.

    Questions regarding these policies may be directed to the appropriate State Director for Veterans’ Employment and Training (DVET).

  • Colorado Springs Nonprofit Vows to End Veteran Homelessness
    An organization in NVTI's home state of Colorado is pledging to end veteran homelessness by the end of the year.

    'It's called the Mayors Challenge and advocates say Colorado Springs could join other cities -- like New Orleans and Houston -- in declaring what they call "functional zero" among homeless veterans. 

    "Functional zero says that when someone is homeless, or when someone is in danger of homelessness, that we know where to send them and we know how to [offer] housing and help them get back on their feet,"  Craig Schlattmann, program manager for Homes for All Veterans, says.'

    Read the full article and listen to the interview: Colorado Public Radio

  • OFCCP Posts a New Infographic to help Veterans Determine Their Status under VEVRAA

    OFCCP, in response to requests from the veteran community, developed the new “Am I a Protected Veteran?” infographic. Recent changes to the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA) regulations require contractors to invite applicants to voluntarily self-identify as protected veterans at both the pre-offer and post-offer phases of the application process. The new infographic is designed to help veterans quickly and easily navigate the “protected veteran” categories to determine their eligibility for coverage under VEVRAA.

  • NVTI News Flash: VETS Monthly Employment Overview - July 2015
    The Veterans' Employment & Training Service's (VETS) monthly Veteran Employment Update has been released, which is a review of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly Economic News Release.  The update includes unemployment information by veteran status, gender, and post-9/11 Era service, as well as state-by-state data and growth of industry sectors nationwide.  Also included are graphs showing unemployment trends over the last 24 months.

    A Cautionary Note on Sample Size
    As we state in the document, some of these figures do not meet the Bureau of Labor Statistics' standards for publishing.  This is due to the relatively small sample size of subpopulations of veterans, most notably female veterans and veterans ages 18-24.  As a result of the small sample size, there is volatility in the monthly numbers.  As opposed to generalizing monthly results to the overall population, BLS recommends reviewing employment trends over several months to gain a better understanding of the employment situation for veterans.

    Read the full report

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