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Enabling Employers

in their efforts to open

DoD SkillBridge


Check out these 24/7 REPLAYS featuring leading employers!
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DoD SkillBridge is an opportunity for transitioning Active Duty personnel to train & learn in a civilian work environment BEFORE they leave service and while the DoD continues to pay their salary & benefits. ("hosting" employers don't pay any salary during the SkillBridge participation.)

It is a revolutionary program with unmatched potential toward workforce outcomes.  

But we know that employers have so many questions.  Our goal is to enable employers.  Why?  Because we believe that enabling employers is key to opening new opportunities for transitioning service members.

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.  The official DoD SkillBridge website for those industry partners wishing to establish their own programs can be found HERE.  

SkillBridge:  Activated by Industry

SkillBridge Info
Info Sessions

The interest from employers & industry partners is dramatic.

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Service Member interest & participation is up significantly because of this.

There are TWO MAIN WAYS for any employer to participate, each requiring various resourcing.   

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Q&A Events with SkillBridge Leaders

We are honored to partner with industry thought-leaders that are working hard to share their experience and expertise in an effort to help other employers utilize the SkillBridge program.  
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Fri 1/27/23

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Fri 7/29/22

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Fri 6/17

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Fri Apr 8

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Fri Feb 4

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Wed Sept 8

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Fri 12/9/22

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Fri 7/15/22

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Fri Mar 4

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Thurs Aug 5

Cushman & Wakefield's lead discussing impact of SkillBridge to veteran employment

Clario Appraisal Network sharing how SkillBridge is their first military outreach program as a small employer with unique industry certification & workforce needs

The SkillBridge leader at Lowe's discussing the importance of aligning SkillBridge with full-time opportunities

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Chris Thorne of Chris Thorne Consulting before U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Veterans Affairs

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Recent article on LinkedIn from Matt Disher discussing what's needed to advance the SkillBridge program

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SkillBridge article in the Summer 2020 volume of the Employee Relations Law Journal highlighted by Chris Thorne Consulting


Dedicated Consulting Support

Need more dedicated support for establishing a program, advice on working with a 3rd party, etc?  We work hard to provide as much transparent access to information as possible and we encourage all interested industry partners to take advantage of what is readily available on the DoD SkillBridge website and here.


Our team does do 1:1 consulting on an as-needed basis. We also partner with several trusted colleagues that also offer SkillBridge consulting services.  Please feel free to reach out directly.  

3rd Party SkillBridge Collaboration

3rd Party

For those employers that may be looking for an easy "onramp to SkillBridge" or that don't have the resources to establish their own SkillBridge program yet or that are waiting on their own DoD application process, please consider beginning your SkillBridge journey via a DoD-authorized 3rd party "facilitator" program.   




50strong is an authorized 3rd party SkillBridge provider (50strong and DoD signed a Memorandum of Understanding for SkillBridge authorization in June 2020).  


However, due to the hands-on approach that is needed and the small size of our organization, we only open opportunities on a VERY limited basis at this time. 

Therefore, in an effort to support employers nationwide, we partner with several other reputable 3rd Party Facilitators and we are honored to provide strong referrals to employers.

Please email with subject line SkillBridge Facilitation if you are an employer with interest.

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