Jan 31

What is SkillBridge and Why Should I Get Involved?

The DOD SkillBridge program is an opportunity for Service Members to gain valuable civilian

work experience through specific industry training. It’s an opportunity to gain an abundance of

knowledge in the civilian sector within 180 days of their end of service.

Service members can receive this information from their local resource center and can get in

touch by requesting more information. The DOD SkillBridge program is beneficial to service

members and helps guide them into a smoother transition out of their current military occupation

and into a new course of employment.

Besides generating a path to a smoother transition, future veterans can gain more than

experience from these environments. Some companies do offer scholarships or certifications

upon completion of these programs. Better yet, these companies truly do want the best for

these individuals and can either help them be connected with future employment or offer them a

position at their company.

Why should you get involved?

Accompanying a veteran to your workplace can help build credibility in your company’s skill sets

and give you a potential hire. Many service members are eager to follow a structured track that

leads them out of their current occupation. SkillBridge is a great middle ground for members to

gain knowledge while reintegrating to the civilian world.

Military members also still get compensated and receive military benefits while in the allotted

time of the program until their end of service. This is one less thing you have to worry about and

can instead focus on dishing valuable training to this individual. If the company’s purpose was

educational instruction for a scholarship or certification, this individual can now become

competent in their new work environment and continue to boost the credibility of the institution.

DOD SkillBridge partners can interact with willing service members at events such as

workshops, job fairs, and hiring events.

Virtual and in-person registration is easy to sign up for, let us help you find your potential hires.

View our events page on our website to see current and upcoming events.