Hire Heroes USA proudly partners with organizations offering scholarships or skills-based training to military members, veterans and military spouses. If you are interested in or have questions about any of these opportunities, please contact the program directly.
Onward to Opportunity (O2O) is a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Defense, the Schultz Family Foundation, and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University to bring no cost civilian career training to eligible military members and their spouses. In partnership with Onward to Opportunity, Hire Heroes USA will provide personalized career coaching and mentoring to participants as they complete their training. We will also work with partnered employers to match hiring criteria with a participant’s experience and skills. Then, we will coordinate interviews on behalf of the participants with employers.
For more information, visit onward2opportunity.com.
Hire Heroes USA has partnered with Guild to provide college advising to military members, veterans and military spouses. Heading back to school can be overwhelming. A Guild college advisor helps you explore university options and navigate the GI Bill benefits process.
While planning your post-military career, if going back to school for a college degree is on your list – connect with a college advisor at Guild. Find out more at: hireheroes.guildeducation.com
More than 1 million veterans are expected to transition from the armed forces to civilian life over the next five years. ACP engages the American people in a unique volunteer opportunity to provide career guidance to our military as they transition back into civilian life.
We believe the biggest issue facing our post 9/11 service members is not unemployment – it’s underemployment. ACP focuses on helping veterans find meaningful employment opportunities and develop long-term careers. Check out some of the companies that are ACP partners. Sign up for free at: www.acp-usa.org
Code Platoon is a nonprofit organization that prepares veterans for careers in software development. The training program is a 14-week, on-site program that teaches veterans everything they need to know to be successful junior developers using the Ruby on Rails stack. Unlike other code boot camps, Code Platoon is for veterans only. The demand for software developers is growing. Yet, job-seeking veterans struggle to find work. Code Platoon’s solution is simple: turn skilled veterans into quality programmers. All veterans are guaranteed $10,500 scholarships to its program. To learn more about Code Platoon and to apply for this training program, visit: codeplatoon.org
The SANS VetSuccess Immersion Academy is an intensive, accelerated training program for veterans. It provides SANS world class training and GIAC certifications to quickly and effectively launch careers in cybersecurity. The program is 100% scholarship based, and it includes SANS Training Excellence, hands-on skills, hyper-current content, world-class instructors, GIAC certifications, and connections to employers. To apply, please follow the steps below:
- Visit https://www.sans.org/cybertalent/cybersecurity-career/seekers to view our calendar of current offerings and individual academy requirements.
- Choose the academy whose requirements you meet and that you’d like to apply for.
- Follow the individual directions for that academy to start the application process
Covered 6- Physical Security Specialist Academy (PSS) is the new National Standard for the US Department of Labor. Covered 6 is proud to offer a US Veteran
professional security training program. They designed this program to help Veterans transitioning back into the civilian workplace. Tapping into years of experience and training, they provide the most comprehensive training program available. This program is accredited by the Veterans Administration (VA) for Post 9/11 veterans and the Bureau for Private and Post-Secondary Education (BPPE). As part of this program, Covered 6 is offering a certified academy. This academy consists of a 200-hour course of security, law enforcement and academic instruction, which combines classroom, scenario, hands-on and interactive training evolutions in our state of the art facility.
Some of the topics taught are:
- Defensive Tactics (armed / unarmed)
- Less Lethal Force
- Service Pistol Training
- NAEMT Tactical
- Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)
- Executive Protection
- Verbal De-Escalation
- Report Writing, and much more.
In addition to training security personnel to a higher standard, they believe that an equal amount of focus
will be spent on placing academy graduates in job positions throughout the country in the Private Security Field. They hire and fill positions within their company as well as with their affiliates in industries such as technology, aerospace, education, and more. They are proud to accept the Post 9/11 GI Bill as well as other funding sources. Contact a Vocational Advocate to see how they can accelerate your career in the private security industry. https://covered6.com/academy or call (805) 926-2055
Flatiron School is one of the leading coding boot camps, with the longest history of helping students reinvent their careers through their NYC and online programs.
About their Online Web Developer Program:
- Get your questions answered in real-time by their instructional team.
- Get direct feedback from instructors via code reviews and 1:1 project critiques.
- Change careers with confidence thanks to their Money-Back Guarantee (see eligibility terms), plus comprehensive Career Coaching
- 800+ hours of rigorous coursework proven to get students jobs as developers.
- Self-paced program lets you set your own learning schedule.
Road to Hire is a nonprofit that provides paid professional training, development and entry-level job placement for high school graduates, ages 17-25, in the Charlotte metro area. They have two academies, Technology & Sales, both of which allow students to develop personally and professionally in a highly supportive environment that will prepare them for a successful career. Program graduates are placed in high growth roles with leading employers.
Benefits of Road2Hire
- Paid Immersive Training: Participants will be paid during the program, spending 30-40 hours a week in hands-on sessions and training.
- Mentor Program: All participants will be matched with a mentor to guide them throughout the program. Students will also engage in networking events to make professional connections with inspiring leaders who are making a difference.
- Job Placement: Upon graduating from the program, participants will be placed in jobs with leading Charlotte employers.
- Amazing Benefits: Program graduates will be placed in jobs will a full suite of incredible benefits, including health/dental insurance, employer-matched retirement plans and much more.
Learn more about the program at www.roadtohire.org and apply today.
Wind power is one of the fastest growing sources of electrical power in the world, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. As technologies change, the communications tower industry continues to flourish to keep us all connected.
The Airstreams Renewables accelerated 240-hour Renewable Energy and Communications Tower Technician Program offers a complete complement of safety and technical lessons designed to provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of wind energy and communication towers – to prepare you for an entry-level position in the industries.
Airstreams Renewables is proud to be approved through the Department of Defense Skill Bridge program, offering civilian job training to active duty transitioning service members. Airstreams is also approved by the U.S. Army Human Resource Command to offer our industry recognized training at the following locations: Tehachapi, CA and Active Duty at Fort Irwin, CA; Fort Bliss, TX; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA. Learn more at: www.air-streams.com/Pages/Active-Duty-CSP
New Horizons offers certification training and job placement assistance in IT, desktop applications, project management, and business. Approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for VA benefits and workforce offices for unemployed training grant, New Horizons delivers cutting-edge training led by certified instructors. We proudly work with the industry’s top vendors, such as Microsoft, CompTIA, Cisco and PMI, to offer the latest authorized courses. Learn more on their website http://www.nhworkforcedevelopment.com
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 11 and the Los Angeles County Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association offer several different apprenticeship programs through the Electrical Training Institute that are “earn as you learn” in the field that you choose. Currently they offer four different programs in the Los Angeles area:
Inside Wireman: A five-year program of on-the-job and classroom training in all commercial and industrial electrical applications, including installation of power and light, controls, and all types of electrical equipment.
Intelligent Transportation Systems: A four-year program consisting of both on-the-job and classroom training in innovative traffic signal, street lighting, and freeway systems technology.
Voice Data Video: A complete program incorporating on-the-job training and six semesters of related classroom training, leading to the classification of VDV installer.
Residential Program: A new three-year program incorporating on-the-job and related classroom instruction in residential wiring and electrical construction.
Approximately 50% of each class consisting of veterans. The testing requirement is waived for veterans who: served at least four years; were honorably discharged; and, are within 5 years of their separation date at the time of their application to the program. This program offers a great avenue to a new post-military career! There is no cost for the apprenticeship program, which is accredited by both the Department of Labor and the Department of Veteran Affairs.
To learn more, go to: www.laett.com
The EnCorps STEM Military Pathway transitions military veterans and spouses – who have experience in science, technology, engineering, and math fields – into middle and high school teachers. The Fellowship is a rigorous on-ramp and exploration of a teaching career — offering you the field experience, knowledge and connections to ensure you thrive. Because of our early teaching opportunities, professional development and extensive support, EnCorps Fellows are highly sought after by hiring managers and principals. EnCorps is looking for passionate and driven professionals who want to make a difference in urban education. EnCorps staff takes special care to accommodate veterans’ specific requests and needs.
If you know of someone, and/or believe you have a calling and passion for teaching to change lives, please visit encorps.org to get started.
The Georgia VECTR Center services as a gateway for veterans’ re-entry into Georgia’s public post-secondary education systems and workforce.
The VECTR Center provides unique, accelerated programs in high-demand and strategic industries tailored to abbreviate the process of receiving post-secondary certifications and degrees by recognizing the extensive training veterans receive during their military service.
Through VECTR’s on-site partners (Georgia Department of Veterans Service, Georgia Department of Labor, Department of Veteran Affairs and United Way/Mission United), VECTR provides a one-stop shop for veterans seeking benefits, educational opportunities, employment services and links to community resources.
Programs of study include Air Conditioning Technology, Cisco Networking, Commercial Truck Driving, FAA A&P License Refresher Course, Welding & Joining Technology. Dormitory rooms are available on Robins Air Force Base for active duty military members on permissive TDY. There is no cost for tuition, fees, or books for transitioning active duty military members. To learn more, visit: www.gavectr.org
Long Beach City College‘s award-winning, nationally recognized Workforce Development Department provides high-quality, career-focused training. Programs are designed to match current industry needs, and to position students and workers for success with the support of industry-certified training, as well as a dedicated faculty and staff.
Harbor Driver Training Program – This 14-week training program offers instruction, certification and licensing for commercial truck drivers (CDL Class A) qualified to haul hazardous freight and cleared to operate within the Los Angeles and Long Beach port complexes. This program prepares students for careers as short-haul truck drivers and assists graduates with job placement within the local port trucking industry. Programs are offered are at no cost to participants and job placement assistance is provided at the completion of the program. Veterans and military spouses receive priority consideration for all programs. For more information, call (562)-938-3248 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apprenti provides a proven pathway for underrepresented groups, including veterans, to gain training, certification and placement within the talent-hungry tech industry. Through registered apprenticeship, apprentices gain the technical training, certifications and on-the-job training necessary to transition into tech occupations, such as Data Center Technician, Software Developer, Network Security Administrator and more. If selected, apprentices receive 3-5 months of full-time technical training before going to one year of paid on-the-job training with an employer. Hiring partners include: Microsoft, Amazon, F5, and more. Apprenti is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship. For more info or to apply, visit ApprentiCareers.org.
The FDM Veterans Initiative provides no-cost vocational training in disciplines with both a business and technical focus, followed by commercial employment working with our prestigious clients as IT professionals. Accommodation assistance is available for out-of-state candidates who aren’t currently based within a commutable distance of our NYC or metro DC centers. A number of FDM’s courses have been reviewed and approved by American Military University for the award of up to 21 semester hour credits towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology. FDM is also a vendor with the Department of Veterans Affairs under the Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation and Education Program.
Following completion of training, successful candidates represent FDM on client sites and support our clients’ technology and business requirements for a minimum of 2 years as FDM Consultants. FDM works with more than 160 prestigious clients around the globe in a number of exciting industries. Our trained FDM Consultants work in specialties including: Software Development; Application Support; Info/Cyber Security, Risk, Regulation and Compliance; DevOps; Project / Business Analysis; and more. In addition to passing FDM’s Assessment Day, which evaluates your technical aptitude and ability to successfully complete the training, applicants should possess the following:
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- An analytical approach and problem solving abilities
- Proven ability to work under pressure and in fast-paced environments
- Excellent attention to detail and time management abilities
- Able to commit to work for FDM for a minimum of two years
- Available to complete the paid training at FDM’s NYC or Reston, VA center (training ranges from 10-16 weeks, depending on the stream)
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at: www.fdmgroup.com/us/apply
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is a non-profit membership association that provides networking, career development, and educational opportunities to the logistics and supply chain management community. Built by members, for members, CSCMP connects, develops and educates the world’s logistics and supply chain management professionals throughout their careers.
CSCMP is comprised of some of the most respected professionals in the industry offering thought leadership and education in all facets of supply chain management. Our state-of-the-art training and certification programs provide knowledge, best practices and credentials to help our members make impactful changes at their organizations.
CSCMP’s SCPro™ certifications are designed to educate and advance the professionals in the supply chain and logistics field. All the certification exams offered by CSCMP are 100% reimbursable by the G.I. Bill. To learn more about CSCMP and the certifications offered, please visit our website at cscmp.org, call us at 630.645.3472 or email email@example.com
The Heavy Construction Academy of Brentwood, NH trains and certifies men and women to operate nine state of the art pieces of heavy machinery. They combine hands-on training with classroom instruction to provide each student with the skills to succeed.
Their career services program will assist students in transitioning into the construction industry. Their 6-week training and certification program has proven results with many of our students acquiring high paying jobs upon graduation.
Their graduates find jobs on civil works projects, urban infrastructure projects, site development, waste management and road building. Based on statistics from the Department of Labor, in many areas the median wage of an experienced operator is over $52,000/year and the opportunities don’t end there. HCA has in-house aide for job searches, coaching and resume writing to help them throughout the process.
The Academy also provides all students lodging (individual room), transportation (fly or drive) to and from school from anywhere in the United States (no relocation), protective gear and some meals.
HCA has been helping military service members and veterans get the training necessary to enter the construction industry as a competent and professional operator of heavy equipment. HCA will give students the Equipment Operator Certifications they need to make themselves a valuable commodity and readily employable.
To learn more, visit us at www.operator-academy.com and register if interested!
Are you an organization that offers training programs to transitioning military members, veterans and spouses, and would like to partner with Hire Heroes USA? Please contact our Director of Employment Opportunities, Liz Reyes.