veterans resources

Get Your Badge

The Manufacturing Institute worked with Futures Inc. to create a digital "badge" system, making it easier for employers to translate Military Occupational Specialty codes (MOS) to civilian positions in advanced manufacturing. Whether you're a welder or a technician, upload your resume to see if your skills match a badge.

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Match Your Skills

The career assessment will evaluate your interests and skills, then recommend careers for you. You can then filter your career options by salary, level of education and desired state of employment.

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Search For A Job

US Manufacturing Pipeline is your one-stop resource during your job search. Now you can create a resume, search for manufacturing job openings, and explore the manufacturing industry for fulfilling careers that put your skills to work.

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Get Training

Find schools in your area offering accelerated courses in advanced manufacturing skills.

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LinkedIn offers veterans a chance to connect with their peers and potential employers. As part of their commitment to veterans, LinkedIn offers free “job seeker” upgrades and a network of support.

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Gary Sinise Introduces Get Skills to Work

Veteran advocate, Gary Sinise, explains how to get involved with Get Skills to Work.

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Hiring Our Heroes

Hiring Our Heroes and The Institute for Veterans & Military Families at Syracuse University created Fast Track to show the critical paths to meaningful careers and guide veterans and transitioning service members to make informed decisions about education and employment opportunities.

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The VA Innovations team is excited to collaborate with TechShop in providing cutting edge training and equipment for Veterans seeking to become more competitive in the job market or aiming to become successful entrepreneurs.

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RockTech helps veterans use LinkedIn quickly and easily, maximizing the potential of a powerful tool you might not be familiar with. If you're looking for an employer or just want to connect with other veterans in the civilian workforce, RockTech's free tool can help. Try it out and start unlocking the potential of LinkedIn today!

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