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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
The interest from employers & industry partners is dramatic.
Service Member interest & participation is up significantly because of this.
There are TWO MAIN WAYS for any employer to participate, each requiring various resourcing.
How can we help?
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.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line SkillBridge Facilitation if you are an employer with interest.