Transitioning Service Members
Civilian SkillBridge Opportunities
From the official DoD SkillBridge website: "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..."
DoD SkillBridge is a revolutionary program with unmatched potential and there has been an explosive growth in workforce-driven programs since 2019. However, SkillBridge is still in initial stages & can be complex to navigate - for service members & industry partners.
50strong is an authorized provider of DoD SkillBridge; however, our higher mission is to provide industry-led, collaborative enablement to support SkillBridge participation that is accessible to all service members & industry partners.
Thanks to the support of these military-ready employers (all DoD-authorized SkillBridge providers!) that believe in both a community mission & business imperative toward veteran employment, we provide collaborative outreach & opportunity sharing that is available to ALL service members, DoD-authorized SkillBridge providers & interested industry partners.
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Note: SkillBridge is a Department of Defense program. The Department of Defense and Service Departments do not endorse any company, sponsor, or their products or services.
We have helped numerous large & small employers establish SkillBridge programs and we are honored to be fully industry-supported by several SkillBridge thought-leaders. We also engage with transitioning service members on a daily basis.
All info contained here is solely industry-driven info sharing by those that have experience in various capacities navigating SkillBridge participation. 50strong is not funded by the DoD and does not represent the DoD SkillBridge office in any capacity.
The goals of 50strong are as follows:
To help employers build smart & efficient military talent pipelines that are aligned to workforce needs by leveraging DoD SkillBridge.
To help "normalize" DoD SkillBridge participation for Fortune 500 companies so that they become as commonplace as are university internships - but are understood and championed for all levels of military talent.
To enable small/mid-size companies to efficiently participate in DoD SkillBridge opportunities based on their resources & workforce needs.
To help facilitate knowledge sharing among the employer community as we believe that this industry understanding & transparency will help to open more SkillBridge opportunities for service members.