Edge4Vets offers a system of Prep and Connect. This is what makes Edge4Vets different from other vet job prep programs. We blend "job readiness" training with personal support from business mentors to set you on a pathway to career success – and offer all this online so you can work at your own pace.
In the first segment, PREP, we help you achieve what business leaders say you need most; that is learn how to translate your military strengths into tools for civilian success. Then we CONNECT you to job opportunities that can lead to careers with our company partners.
PREP and CONNECT in FOUR STEPS:
1. PREP: Translate Your Military Strengths:
Once you register, we'll send you an invitation to take our online Prep Workshop (on Zoom) where we provide orientation and show you benefits you’ll gain. You get support from business mentors to create a draft of a four-part PLAN4SUCCESS for an "edge" in the jobs marketplace.
2. ONLINE COURSE – Complete your PLAN4SUCCESS:
Following the workshop we send you an invitation to take the Edge4Vets online course – through a series of short videos and exercises the online course guides you to finalize your PLAN4SUCCESS and submit it to earn your Edge4Vets Certificate.
3. CONNECTION WORKSHOP: Match Your Skills to Job Opportunities
The Connect Workshop is the pay-off for your investment of time in yourself. You bring your PLAN4SUCCESS to this session where HR reps from our partner companies help you gain clarity on your strengths – reflected in your PLAN - and support you to MATCH your skills and interests to jobs that can lead to careers at their companies.
4. FOLLOW-UP SUPPORT:
Following the workshop series, Edge4Vets connects you to veteran organizations in your community for "wrap around support"– including resume writing, interview prep, counseling and more – to help you get the most from your Edge4Vets experience.
The Edge4Vets system of Prep and Connect really works: research shows that up to 8 out of 10 vets who take Edge4Vets and complete all the steps in the program get jobs!
Select the workshop (and location) that work best for you. We offer three Edge4Vets workshop options: a "General" program for those who wish to prepare for jobs in business, finance, pharma, media etc. Secondly, an "Edge4Vets at Airports" program for those who wish to prepare for jobs at our partner Airports (in collaboration with Airports Council Int’l – North America.) And thirdly, in response to the virus crisis we’ve created a module to help veterans prepare to become contact tracers.
Each of the workshops offers an Orientation on ZOOM, followed by a chance to take the online Edge4Vets course which guides you through the steps to create a personal PLAN4SUCCESS. This is followed by our CONNECTION WORKSHOP (on Zoom) where business mentors from our partner companies in the public and private sectors help you match your skills and interests from your PLAN4SUCCESS to jobs at their companies that can lead to careers.
This video shows a sample video from the online Edge4Vets course to help you translate your military skills into tools for success in the civilian workplace.