Resources for Military, Veterans & Recent Graduates
The Department of Homeland Security is committed to engaging the skills, talents and experience of our nation’s veterans. This is being done through efforts to increase veteran employment opportunities, expand contracting opportunities for veteran-owned businesses, and enhance veteran engagement. We maintain a running blog with helpful information for military transitions.
Vets 4 Hire Fellowship Program
The Vets 4 HIRE Fellowship Program to support military service personnel and veterans in making a successful transition from military to civilian employment and to provide a pipeline of skilled veteran talent for positions within King County.
Going Back to School After the Military
You’ve spent years serving in the military, defending your values and standing up for your country. After an honorable discharge or a shift away from active duty, you’re looking to transition back into civilian life and move on to the next chapter.
Pierce College Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success
The Veterans Resource Center is dedicated to providing veteran students, transitioning military, and dependents with information about various campus and community supporting agencies. We are dedicated to providing a safe and friendly environment for veterans to socialize, provide peer-peer support, and make informed decisions about educational and life goals.
Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990
The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) is the first national hotline dedicated to providing year-round disaster crisis counseling. This toll-free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 via telephone (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746).
The Continuity Excellence Series
The Continuity Excellence Series is dedicated to recognizing and enhancing excellence in the development and implementation of Continuity programs. You can earn a certificate as either a Professional Continuity Practitioner (Level I) or Master Continuity Practitioner (Level II).
Pierce College at JBLM
Pierce College provides education programs at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. These programs are specifically designed to serve the needs of active-duty military personnel, their family members, VA benefit recipients, and civilians in the community.
Washington Military Department Jobs Portal
Use the WA State Military Department Jobs page to find all the current WA state job opportunities.
I am a Veteran – What You Need to Know (SBCTC)
Veterans, you served our country. Now let us serve you. Our colleges offer small class sizes, flexible hours, veterans services and real-world education and training so you can hit the ground running.
Opportunities for Veterans in Cyber Security
Using the post 9/11 GI Bill, you can get up to 36 months of financial support for education and training for graduate and undergraduate degrees, vocational/technical training, correspondence training, licensing and national testing programs.
Veteran and Transitioning Service Member Apprenticeship Resource Guide
A Registered Apprenticeship is a formalized, structured training program. It combines on-the-job training (OJT) and related technical instruction in which you receive practical and technical training.
Working to Support the Military Student in Higher Education
Veteran and active military students can be leaders on campus and in their community if they have the necessary support from their colleges. That support can also be crucial on the pathway to degree attainment for this particular student group.
Washington Career Pathways – VIE 25
VIE 25 is a joint project under direction of the governor’s office between the State Board of Community and Technical colleges and the Garrison Command to support pathways to employment for transitioning service members.
College Without Debt – Tapping Financial Resources
College students in the U.S. are struggling to cover the rising costs of tuition, fees room and board as prices hover at $16,188 for public institutions and more than $40,000 at private schools.
Maximizing GI Bill Benefits & Transfer of Benefits
Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits right now are the most generous in the history of the GI Bill. With a maximum of 36 months of benefits that pays tuition, a book stipend and a monthly housing allowance, one would think it is enough to pay for a four-year college degree.
College Benefits for Military Dependents
College Benefits for Military Dependents Transferring GI Bill Benefits to a Spouse or Children A GI Bill transfer is transfer of ownership of GI Bill education benefits from a servicemember to another eligible family member.