WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced its Veterans’ Employment and Training Service has signed a memorandum of understanding with seven organizations to serve as partners in support of VETS’ Employment Navigator and Partnership Pilot. With these partners added, there will be 16 partners aligned with the agency’s initiative.

The pilot provides one-on-one career assistance to transitioning service members and their spouses at select military installations worldwide. This assistance is a complement to the department’s Transition Assistance Program’s classroom instruction.

VETS selected experienced organizations with a proven capability in providing employment and training services to transitioning service members and their spouses. Partner organizations’ support services will include the following:

Apprenticeship opportunities.
Hiring events.
Digital matching of skills and experiences.
Employment mentorship and networking with organizations committed to employing veterans.
Employment referrals and placement.
Workforce training.
Wraparound services within communities for additional support. 

Employment Navigators are located at 18 military installations worldwide to provide one-on-one employment assistance to transitioning service members and their spouses. To aid their specific transition needs, Employment Navigators connect individuals with partner organizations for additional employment services

The approved partners are DiverseNote Mobility in Detroit; FASTPORT Inc. in Valparaiso, Indiana; Onward to Opportunity in Syracuse, New York; Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Skills for L.I.F.E. Foundation in Lawton, Oklahoma; Transition Overwatch in San Francisco; and Vector Force Development in Collinsville, Illinois. 

If your organization is interested in becoming an Employment Navigator partner, you may contact VETS at TAPPartnerships@dol.gov. Learn more about Employment Navigator.

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