Educational Tips

This Transition Field Guide is a helpful resource as you develop your post-military plans. The guide lays out four paths you could pursue and then explains each step along the way. The four paths explored include: entering the job market, obtaining further training or certification, going back to school or starting a business.

Veterans and military spouses can apply for the Veteran Career Transition Program (VCTP), a tuition-free program run by Syracuse University with four tracks: technology, human resources, professional studies and independent study. Develop civilian job skills and the ability to translate military education, experience and training to the civilian workforce. 

A partnership between Hire Heroes USA, IVMF and Hiring Our Heroes, Veterans have access to three tracks of information, a basic career transition and jobs channel, a career connections track and an entrepreneurship track. Using Google’s G+ framework, VetNet offers Hangouts with career experts, business ownership faculty, entrepreneurs and people providing general career advice. Each video hangout is archived for future viewing, and live sessions are held multiple times each week.

Veterans interested in continuing their education as they transition from military service will learn more about local SVA chapters and the organization’s initiatives supporting Veterans and families in higher education and have opportunities to join local chapters and attend national live and virtual events.

This program/course offered by SAP is available to veterans pursuing IT and database skills, matching the needs for skilled employees by participation in this training program for Veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce. 

The Transition Training Academy™ (TTA), is a best practice hands-on program conducted in collaboration with Cisco, Raytheon and the U.S. Department of labor that helps transitioning service members explore the information-technology (IT) field as a possible career choice.

This Wounded Warrior Project webpage provides resources including a description of the programs and services that Wounded Warriors and their families need to successfully purse careers, to explain necessary modifications and alterations to employers, and to request accommodations when required. It teaches self-advocacy to Veterans for their career search and progression.

Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) is a premier training program in entrepreneurship and small business management. V-WISE helps women Veterans and female military spouses/partners find their passion and learn the business savvy skills necessary to turn an idea or start-up into a growing venture. V-WISE is operated by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Veterans looking for the latest research on employment issues can access downloadable reports containing implementation information and policy implications.