This Wednesday, Sept. 25, the Labor Department’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service will host a Twitter chat from 3-4 p.m. EDT on education as a pathway to employment for veterans and returning service members. Join the conversation using the hashtag #VetsJobsChat.
As the new academic year begins, there is a growing demographic on many college campuses across the country: student veterans. Enrolling in educational programs is a great way for service men and women to enhance military skillsets and become more competitive in the civilian job market. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, educational benefit programs like the Montgomery GI Bill and the Post-9/11 GI Bill served more than 900,000 people in 2011 alone.
To help you successfully navigate your way out of the military and into a good job, other government partners and veterans service organizations will join the chat to share tips and help answer questions. Together with Veterans Affairs, the Student Veterans of America, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and others, we’ll cover the following topics:
- How to outline career goals and file for educational benefits.
- Strategies for success while enrolled in an educational program, as well as for transitioning (post-education) to a career.
- What career resources and tools are available, and how to access them.
Ask questions in advance or during the one-hour chat using the hashtag #VetsJobsChat. We’d also like to hear your success story or what resources you’ve found helpful. Looking forward to a great discussion!