Cody Nicholls, PhD
Assistant Dean of Students, Military & Veteran Engagement
University of Arizona
“We want to provide exposure to military-seeking employers EARLY & OFTEN to support post-education employment for our students.
And we want to do it at scale.
Our partnership with 50strong makes this possible. ”
Director of Military Engagement & Veteran Initiatives
University of South Carolina
“Immediate impact and direct access. That’s the value we’ve seen in our partnership with 50strong.
Yes, these sessions are important to support employment outcomes for our military-connected students, but this collaboration has also led us to explore how we can further support our military community via other workforce & engagement initiatives such as DoDSkillBridge.”
Our EDUCATION PARTNERS are critical to 50strong efforts.
Many of the ~200K service members that separate each year from active duty pursue full-time education. Higher ed institutions are therefore critical in their "extended" transition to civilian employment.
Many service members are pursuing degrees & certificates while they are still on active duty. Championships of DoD internships & career planning (such as DoD SkillBridge and MilGears) can be critical.
MilSpouses are often leveraging dependent benefits. Many of our employer partners actively resource MilSpouse employment pathways.
Universities are engagement hubs for ALL mil/vets in our communities.
Our EDUCATION PARTNERS want to provide additional industry-driven career readiness for their military-affiliated students & all in our communities.
50strong is honored to partner with them to share out events and to collaborate on new ideas for career readiness.
Thank you to our 2021 partners!
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Developed by DoD, MilGears is a career readiness tool that analyzes a Service Member’s unique history (military duties & training, civilian education, apprenticeships) to provide customized recommendations for civilian occupations.
MilGears enables Service Members to explore potential career pathways based on a specific credential, career goal, MOS, or personal interest areas and also provides near-term upskilling & education recommendations for workforce opportunities.