Special Disabled Veteran (30% or more compensable award from VA for service-connected disability, OR any VA Voc Rehab client, OR any veteran discharged because of a service-connected disability regardless of rating)
Disabled Veteran (less than 30% compensable award from VA for service-connected disability)
Recently Separated Veterans
Campaign Veterans (including Vietnam Era Veterans).
Special emphasis is placed on minority veterans, female veterans and economically disadvantaged veterans in any of the above listed categories.
Job Search Assistance
Job search assistance is provided through a three-tiered assessment process to determine level of services required. Services provided include:
Employment Service Registration
Referral to support agencies
Resume preparation assistance
Interview strategies instruction
Who Qualifies as a Veteran?
A veteran is a person who served on active duty for more than 180 days or was discharged or released, other than dishonorable discharge, or was released or discharged because of a service connected disability. Those who were medically discharged or are a member of a Guard or Reserve unit called to 'Active Duty' during any length or period of war or campaign for which a campaign ribbon was awarded are also eligible.
Military-To-Civilian Job Translator
Visit www.mynextmove.org/vets or a Military-to-Civilian job translator tool. This platform automatically provides a simple translation or "crosswalk" interface which allows service men and women transitioning into civilian life the opportunity to use their current Military Occupation Code (MOC) to find civilian jobs. Simply put, a veteran to selects their branch and MOC, and the site then automatically crosswalks that to civilian jobs requiring the same basic skill set.
- (Army) 25B = Information Technology Specialist (Civilian)
- (Navy) 0904 = Critical Care Nurse (Civilian)
- (Marines) 1310 = Civil Engineer (Civilian)
- (Air Force) 3D032 = Network Administrator (Civilian)
- (Coast Guard) 91 = Physician (Civilian)
Other Helpful Military to Civilian Translation Sites and Crosswalk Tools
More information like this available: 2013-Federal Benefits http://www.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book.asp
The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) is available to active duty military serving at local military installations and who are separating or retiring from service.
TAP provides information related to disability pension, discharge documents, educational assistance, unemployment insurance, re-employment rights, and other veteran related issues.
Case Management provides a more intensified job search assistance to include: additional assessment and testing, more in-depth career counseling, an employability development plan, individualized job development, referrals to outside agencies as appropriate, and follow-up services.
Training/Skills Upgrade/On-the-Job Training
Provides information on specific training programs available to the veteran.
Employer outreach involves contacting employers to explain services available to them through OED-Workforce Development, job development for case-managed veterans and obtaining job orders.
Specialized Veterans’ Service Representative
Veterans Employment and Training Specialists assist veterans with career guidance, job development, case management and referrals to other service providers depending on needs. This is also known as Disabled Veteran Outreach Program (DVOP) and Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER).
Link to Veterans’ Services
The State of Colorado provides website links for services available to veterans at the federal, state and local level. See http://www.coworkforce.com/vet/