Congrats on the next step in your career
Here are some helpful resources that you will want to hold on to. We appreciate your dedication to our country. It is our honor to help you with the next step in your career.
As part of your participation in the VET TEC program, you are required to actively participate in the VET TEC Employer Consortium. Here are the steps needed to successfully onboard:
Fill out the Resume Intake Form so we can help update your resume.
Create a LinkedIn profile or if you already have a profile, update your profile.
Register for your first Employer Consortium event.
Expect calls periodically from VA upon completion of your program to assist you with any resources needed to find meaningful employment.
Please review these helpful documents
Are you looking for government positions?
The Intelligence Community is looking for top talent across many skill areas. They hire creative problem solvers who want to support their nation and enjoy a rewarding career.
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, and Office of the Director of National Intelligence Jobs
VET TEC Employer Consortium Partners
The companies below have partnered with VA to provide VET TEC students and graduates with a variety of opportunities including but not limited to employment, mentoring, networking, job previews, and resume assistance.
The Employer Consortium would not be possible without our employer-partners. We know that Veterans share VA’s excitement and appreciation for the employer-partner's willingness to participate and their commitment to advancing Veterans' future!
Scan the QR code to see each employer's featured or current job openings and how to apply. You may also click the employer's logo to advance to their career page.
These events happen once a month!
If you are hurting over current events and feel like you need to talk to someone, we offer peer-to-peer consultations with someone who gets it.
Some of the categories of support; Confidential Help, Military Life Cycle, Family & Relationships, Moving & Housing, Financial & Legal, Education & Employment, Health & Wellness, Recreation, Travel & Shopping, National Guard, Service Providers & Leaders.
We know the transition from military service to civilian work can be challenging. Fortunately, Goodwill has a long history of helping veterans and their families obtain training to join the civilian workforce.
Some of the services provided by Goodwill:
Education Programs for Veterans
Housing for Veterans
Health Care for Veterans
Tech For Troops
Tech For Troops’ Veteran Improvement Program (VIP) supplies qualifying Veterans and Veteran Assistance Organizations with refurbished computers at low or no cost. Each computer has a fresh install of the operating system and is excellent for typical office tasks such as word processing and browsing the web.
Tech For Troops gifts computers to:
1. Veterans, National Guard, and active duty transitioning in need.
2. Non-profits with a mission to help Veterans such as Veterans training centers, counseling centers, Veterans housing organizations, etc.
More Online Resources for Job-Seeking Vets
- GI Jobs
GI Jobs is full of great online tools for veterans. It features hotlists for veteran career and education opportunities, a payment calculator that will help you figure out what salary you’ll need in your civilian job to equal your military pay and a job board that lets you search by your location and military specialty.
- Feds Hire Vets
Interested in a federal career after your service? Use this website to find resources and information to help you on your way. This site isn’t just for veterans; it offers opportunities for servicemembers still in transition and family members of active-duty military and veterans.
- Hire Heroes USA
Hire Heroes is responsible for 60 hired veterans every week. Services are provided at no cost to the transitioning military member, veteran, or spouse. Hire Heroes provides workshops, career coaching, and employment counseling.
This is the place to go once you have your resume in order. Hire Veterans connects service members with employers directly via the website. It offers employers seamless access to your resume while affording you relevant jobs in the USA and abroad.
- Military.com Veteran Jobs
Military.com is the largest military and veteran membership organization with 10 million members. Come here to search job listings, learn about military-friendly employers, get help building your resume, and check out their resources and career advice
- Vet Jobs
Vet Jobs is one of the leading military-related job boards on the internet. This company assists employers in seeking out and identifying transitioning military and veteran candidates. In 2000, The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States sponsored and purchased ten percent of the company.
Fastport is a veteran-focused site that houses dozens of logistics job listings. Fastport’s Job Maps highlights jobs that best match your experience and those located in your hometown. As you review search results, you can pick favorites – the more you pick, the better the system will be able to curate your search. Curious about the pros and cons of a job opportunity? Read reviews from past and current employees and see for yourself.
- Military Hire
A military hiring network, militaryhire.com is a powerful resource to connect you with veteran-friendly employers. After posting your resume on the site, you can narrow down your search terms so that you only see jobs you’d be interested in. Furthermore, you can set up an automated search that will notify you when a job that fits your criteria has been posted.
- Hire Purpose
Developed in 2011 by a group of veterans, Hire Purpose addresses the various gaps that exist in the process of transitioning from military service to civilian career. The site features resume help, interview tips, and relevant career ideas. Hire Purpose even follows up with employers on your behalf!
- Rally Point
Rally Point’s goal is to help service members lead more successful and fulfilling lives. The community of 2 million provides a platform to build out your professional network and connect with your peers. Founded by military veterans at Harvard Business School, Rally Point is a prestigious military network and veteran support tool. You can create a profile that highlights your military career and get involved in conversations in the community.
- Veteran Benefits-Employment Prep
Vets2Industry is a free resource library for the military community – active, guard, reserve, veteran, military-spouse, dependent children, Blue-Star & Gold-Star Families, and caregivers – so they know which organizations provide free services and benefits.
Free Elastic Training for Veterans
In an exciting update to our Operation Giving Back program, we are thrilled to share that Elastic is now offering one year of free virtual, on-demand training for all U.S. veterans and active-duty military personnel. We are operationalizing the program in the U.S. first but will be working on ways to expand it to other countries in the future.
Find your next calling in the cloud with the Amazon Technical Apprenticeship program
The Amazon Technical Apprenticeship program helps members of the military community—veterans and their spouses—transition to careers in cloud computing. Even without previous technical experience, our apprentices will gain valuable skills through a paid training course coupled with on-the-job training to best prepare them for careers at Amazon. As part of this program, you’ll work alongside some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, gaining knowledge, certification, and placement at one of the most innovative technology companies in the world.
HireVets.gov has a National Map with the Employers Location. Use this website to look up companies near you looking to hire Veterans.
Veteran Orientation Express increases understanding and enhances the Veteran experience
The Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) Service has a web-based tool and series of videos that are designed to increase understanding of the VR&E program and enhance the Veteran experience. The Veteran Orientation Express is intended for transitioning service members, Veterans and other partners interested in the VR&E program, and is hosted here: Veteran Readiness and Employment Orientation | Veteran Affairs (va.gov).
Our goal is to provide individuals with clear, accurate information about the VR&E program before deciding to apply, including:
- VR&E eligibility
- Basic information about what VR&E offers
- VR&E process
- VR&E’s Five Tracks to Employment
FAQ for GI Bill Reimbursement for Certification Fees
How do I get reimbursed for the Certification / Test / Licensing fees?
Please fill out the form on the link below
How much GI Bills benefit do I use for getting reimbursed for the Test Fees?
Under the new GI Bills policy, the Dept of VA will cover up to $2,000 in fees and the rate is prorated.
It is approximately $67 per day. So for example the $349 exam would cost about 5 days of eligibility from our GI Bill.
Did you know?
VA’s partnership with LinkedIn provides you the opportunity to receive one year of LinkedIn Premium Access for free. U.S. Veterans and servicemembers could get access to LinkedIn to the 1-year Job Seeker Premium subscription ($360) and courses at Lynda.com. Refine your design, photography or web skills – or simply learn something new. To enable LinkedIn Premium Access for your profile, click on the link in the email provided by the VET TEC Team. If you have not received the email, you may send an email to VETTECPartner@VA.gov to request the access code. In the email subject line input “LinkedIn Premium Access Request.”
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