As Marines approach the transition to civilian life, they have a lot to consider. Not only do they have to determine what to do in their civilian careers, but also how to get on the path to that career. One of the programs that can help do that is the Marine Corps Skillbridge program.
What is the Skillbridge Program?
Skillbridge is a program that connects Marines with available training, apprenticeships, and internship opportunities that offer a high probability of employment. Most SkillBridge programs are provided at no cost to Marines.
Why should Marines care?
Marines can use the SkilBridge program to gain additional work experiences and help beef up or close any training gaps on their resume. For example, a Marine who is interested in IT but had little experience in IT during his/her service can participate in one of the Microsoft SkillBridge programs. The resume would then not only reflect the leadership and discipline of a Marine, but also some real world computer experience.
Often, these training opportunities are meant to lead to employment with the training provider, giving Marines another advantage during their job search.
Who can participate?
To participate, Marines must:
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