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"The DoD SkillBridge program is an opportunity for service members to gain valuable civilian work experience...

during the last 180 days of service."​

 

"For service members SkillBridge provides an invaluable chance to work and learn in civilian career areas.

 

For industry partners SkillBridge is an opportunity to access and leverage the world’s most highly trained and motivated workforce at NO COST."

Featured SkillBridge Opportunities!!

Store Manager, Supply Chain and IT fellowships at multiple locations across the U.S

Want to hear from Lowe's Military Talent Lead?

 Check out the 50strong SkillBridgeConnect events below and stay tuned for 50strong EmployerConnect feature!

Operations and technology roles at locations across the U.S.  

Want to hear from Amazon veterans?

 Check out the 50strong EmployerConnect webcast featuring AWS or the events below!

Real Estate Appraiser Training in CA & TX with full-time employment nationwide!

Join the info Session on 4/23 to hear from the team!

REMOTE sales role (AZ, TX preferred)

Want to learn about The PMO Squad?  Check out the 50strong EmployerConnect webcast featuring the CEO!

Prop Mgmt, Engineering, Maintenance & Professional roles NATIONWIDE

JWant to hear from Military Talent Lead?  Join us for 3/18 50strong EmployerConnect!

Client Services & Implementation Specialists in

AZ, FL and VA

Want to hear from ADP veterans?

 Check out the 50strong EmployerConnect webcast featuring the ADP team or the events below!

Service members, looking for DoD-authorized SkillBridge opportunities?  We want to help you open every door possible!

1.  Search "DoD SkillBridge" on LinkedIn Jobs.

2.  Search DoD SkillBridge website for all authorized programs.

3.  Check the BELOW listing of opportunities shared with 50strong by DoD-authorized employer partners.  (DoD-authorized programs - want your roles included in the list?  Please see Employer Resources for the easy template!)

4.  Participate in 50strong SkillBridgeConnect Info Session(s) & Networking Events below!

These are SkillBridge opportunities that have been shared with 50strong by our employer partners that have DoD-authorized SkillBridge programs.

 Please refer to DoD SkillBridge website for a listing of all authorized providers and to each provider for full details.

Jan 22:  Networking

Service Members, join us to meet directly with SkillBridge-authorized employers (all camera & mics on!) and move easily between employer-hosted breakout rooms in one of our Networking Events. Use the above to see which employers will be present & research their roles in the list below to determine which 3 employers you'd like to meet!

Feb 17:  Networking

Service Members, join us to meet directly with SkillBridge-authorized employers (all camera & mics on!) and move easily between employer-hosted breakout rooms in one of our Networking Events. Use the above to see which employers will be present & research their roles in the list below to determine which 3 employers you'd like to meet!

Mar 17: Networking

Service Members, join us to meet directly with SkillBridge-authorized employers (all camera & mics on!) and move easily between employer-hosted breakout rooms in one of our Networking Events.  Use the above to see which employers will be present & research their roles in the list below to determine which 3 employers you'd like to meet!

Apr 21: Networking

Join us to meet directly with SkillBridge-authorized employers (all camera & mics on!) and move easily between employer-hosted breakout rooms.  We'll share all roles before the meeting so that you can easily identify which 2-3 make sense for you to meet!

Feb 3:  Info Session

Service Members, join us for a SkillBridge info session + Q&A featuring DoD SkillBridge experts.  This is a great session to attend if you're just getting started to understand how to navigate the various different programs.

We are excited to feature SkillBridge experts Boris Kun, Elisa Bennett Michael Piper & Kristin Scott!

Mar 10:  Info Session

Service Members, join us for a SkillBridge info session + Q&A featuring DoD SkillBridge program leaders sharing tips & feedback on what you can do now to make your SkillBridge journey successful. 

Apr 14:  Info Session

This session covered latest on the DoD SkillBridge programs & the team shared their tips & insight.
We also shared our thoughts on how to help open a new individual opportunity, including two new email templates that we development and validated with civilian recruiters AND biz development pros that know how to open opps for value-add opportunities - language & tone are key.

May 12: Networking

Service Members, join us to meet directly with SkillBridge-authorized employers (all camera & mics on!) and move easily between employer-hosted breakout rooms in one of our Networking Events.  Use the above to see which employers will be present & research their roles in the list below to determine which 3 employers you'd like to meet!

 

Employer Resources

Business 

Consulting

Interested in establishing your own DoD-authorized SkillBridge program & need some help determining how to get business alignment & set it up? 

Service Member 

Outreach

Have a DoD-authorized SkillBridge program  & want some help connecting with service members & installations to build pipelines?

Internship

Collaboration

Not ready for your own program but interested in hosting an internship via 50strong or one of our partners?

Employers, interested in DoD SkillBridge participation?  

50strong SkillBridgeConnect

Employer Info Sessions 

 

Join us to hear directly to experts that can offer their best practice approach for internal business alignment, DoD credentialing, service member outreach, screen interviewing, command approvals, training, etc. 

Feb 24

Employers, interested in participating in DoD SkillBridge? Want to hear best practices from other SkillBridge providers? 

Our goals?  

 

  • To help our employers partners build smart & efficient military talent pipelines that are aligned to workforce needs by leveraging DoD SkillBridge. 

  • To help "normalize" DoD SkillBridge internships for Fortune 500 companies so that they become as commonplace as are university internships.

  • To enable small/mid-size companies to efficiently participate in DoD SkillBridge opportunities.

We offer custom consulting services to support DoD SkillBridge utilization in three main areas:

Business Consulting

Want to establish your own DoD-authorized SkillBridge program?  Wonderful, 50strong wants to support your efforts!  Start by reviewing all employer info on the DoD SkillBridge website and submitting your interest.  Then consider attending one of our 50strong SkillBridgeConnect Q&A info sessions.  Need more dedicated consulting support for internal business alignment, program setup, DoD credentialing and best-practice collaboration with other employers?  50strong wants to help!  Please let us know below.

 

Service Member Outreach

Already have a DoD-authorized program and need some help with outreach?  Want your roles included in the list above?  Download this template, fill it out and email it to info@50-strong.us.

 

Also we're kicking off a 50strong SkillBridgeConnect virtual networking/recruiting series soon!  These are multi-employer sessions and will be held either bi-weekly or monthly.  We have a "pilot" on Nov 4 and will leverage learning from this event to inform the 2021 50strong SkillBridgeConnect series. Interested in participating?  Let us know below!

Internship Collaboration

For those organizations that may not be ready or don't have the resources to establish their own SkillBridge program yet, we may be help by getting you started as a 50strong Intern employer host.  Note:  50strong and DoD signed a Memorandum of Understanding for SkillBridge authorization in June 2020.

50strong works with our employer partners collaboratively to identify SkillBridge-appropriate roles that provide high probability of long-term full-time employment opportunities post-military. The employer partner hosts the service member in an industry environment that ensures significant exposure to civilian employment work experience & learning opportunities.  SkillBridge participants work ~37 hours/week in the employer’s environment and on timing that is mutually agreeable for the employer and the service member. 

50strong’s goal is to support full-time employment opportunities post-military.  Prior to opening any role with any host employer, 50strong works with our host employers on the following:  

  • To determine if there is a resourced, full-time employment pathway for the SkillBridge opportunity

  • To guarantee that each SkillBridge candidate will have the opportunity to interview for the full-time opportunity prior to the end of the SkillBridge training as along as they meet all requirements

  • To ensure that each host employer can identify an internal mentor that can support their employment transition journey.

  • To ensure that each host employer is willing to champion and support the below career readiness training provided by 50strong during the SkillBridge window in the event that full-time employment at the host employer is not achieved. 

In order to ensure each 50strong SkillBridge candidate is able to navigate their own civilian job search and to help drive toward full-time employment outcomes - either at the host employer or elsewhere if full-time employment at the host employer is not achieved - each 50strong SkillBridge intern is expected to participate in 50strong career readiness training, including: 

  • 90 minutes/week participation in 50strong EmployerConnect virtual training series, For participants, the approach will provide cross-industry civilian employment training & exposure and networking with a variety of military-ready employers that is applicable for any service member, military spouse or student veteran transitioning into civilian work to leverage and apply toward their post-military job search.  

  • 2 hours/month group networking with 50strong staff, 50strong industry mentors, and other 50strong interns.

  • 1 hour/week individual networking with industry mentors - either via Veterati, direct referrals by 50strong or any other mentoring/networking event.

 

Note: All SkillBridge candidates are highly encouraged to pursue all learning & networking options during this SkillBridge participation.  

Or if we don't have capacity, we can refer you to one of our partner 3rd-party SkillBridge internship placement partners if our bandwidth can't accommodate your timing! 

Want to chat with the 50strong team?  Have quick questions we can help answer?

50strong wants to support employers in their SkillBridge participation. While we do offer strategic consulting and SkillBridge hosting, we're finding that many employers simply value an opportunity to ask quick questions that may be easily answered.  

While we may not have the bandwidth to do 1:1 meetings with every employer or HR partner, we do want to support all employers.  

These meetings will include ~10 minutes of overview followed by up to 20 minutes of open Q&A with the 50strong team.  

These are casual and limited to small groups of no more than 15 employers.

  • Apr 23, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM MST
    Zoom
    Employers, want to ask questions about SkillBridge? Join us!
  • Apr 30, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM MST
    Zoom
    Employers, want to ask questions about SkillBridge? Join us!
  • May 08, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM MST
    Zoom
    Employers, want to ask questions about SkillBridge? Join us!
  • May 15, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM MST
    Zoom
    Employers, want to ask questions about SkillBridge? Join us!
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