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7/8/14 | Next Steps for Vets Blog

NPower’s Technology Service Corps Trains Veterans for IT Jobs

NPower’s Technology Service Corps is an innovative, veterans-focused job training program that educates veterans on technology and professional skills to succeed in the workforce. The comprehensive program provides technical training, skill development, mentorship, apprenticeships, and job placement in the STEM sector. “Vacancies in corporate IT departments grow on a monthly basis. NPower’s Technology Service Corps program […]

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5/15/14 | Next Steps for Vets Blog

Valor Games Far West Return to San Francisco Bay Area

Far West Wheelchair Athletic Association will host the Valor Games Far West 2014 on May 30th-June 2nd at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, CA. Veterans and active duty service members with disabilities will compete in athletic competitions including archery, biathlon, cycling, field, powerlifting, and swimming. Eligible disability conditions include amputation/limb loss, post-traumatic stress disorder, spinal […]

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5/14/14 | Next Steps for Vets Blog

NBC Bay Area’s Damian Trujillo to Emcee Fourth Annual Silicon Valley Vets Ball

By Katerina Athanasiou On September 13th, the Veterans Supportive Services Agency (VSSA) will host its 4th Annual Silicon Valley Veterans Ball. Damian Trujillo, a reporter for NBC’s Bay Area station and Telemundo, will be the emcee. The VSSA has served over 600 veterans in Santa Clary County by assisting disabled veterans file their compensation claims. […]

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3/28/14 | Next Steps for Vets Blog

NBC4 Visits Hiring Our Heroes Career Fair

NBC4 New York’s Marc Santia stopped by the Hiring Our Heroes career fair, which took place on March 27, at the 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan. More than 100 employers came to connect with veterans and military spouses. Learn more:

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2/25/14 | Next Steps for Vets Blog

Sharp Decisions Leads Second Year of V.E.T.S. Program

By Katerina Athanasiou Sharp Decisions, a New York City-based IT company, is recruiting the next class of veterans for their Vocations, Education and Training for ServiceMembers (V.E.T.S.) Program, now in its second year. The project is the brainchild of CEO Karen Ross, who began V.E.T.S. as a means of giving back to troops, who often […]

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2/11/14 | Next Steps for Vets Blog

Department of Veterans Affairs Launches New GI Bill Assistance Tools

By Katerina Athanasiou The Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA), Defense, Education, and Justice, as well as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission have launched an online compliant system to collect feedback from veterans, service members, and their families when they are having trouble using Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and the Military […]

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1/17/14 | Next Steps for Vets Blog

Virtual Career Fairs for Veterans

Veteran Recruiting, a division of Astound Virtual and a provider of virtual career fairs for the military community, will be holding an online job fair on January 21. Veterans seeking employment will be able to chat with live recruiters, as well as view and apply for jobs—from wherever they have a computer and internet connection. […]

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12/20/13 | Next Steps for Vets Blog

Free Solar Energy Training for San Diego Vets

Veterans in southern California will be able to receive free training for solar industry jobs, thanks to a new program launching in early 2014. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors has endorsed Empower America, a non-profit that will provide veterans with a two weeks of training in installing solar panels. Afterwards, it will assist […]

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12/18/13 | Next Steps for Vets Blog

National Veterans Job Retention Survey Launched

By Katerina Athanasiou Though veteran unemployment is well documented, information about job retention is still scarce. Many veterans leave their first civilian job, though reasons why have yet to be captured and analyzed. In an attempt to do so, the Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) and VetAdvisor have partnered to survey […]

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12/11/13 | Next Steps for Vets Blog

Career Transition Program Expands to Include Military Spouses

By Katerina Athanasiou The Institute for Veterans and Military Families, at Syracuse University, has expanded its Veterans Career Transition Program to include military spouses Now, spouses of eligible veterans and active duty service members have access to online professional development courses. Spouses will be able to learn new skills, acquire certifications, and become more marketable […]

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