As Marines approach their transition to civilian life, they have a lot to consider. They have to determine what to do in their civilian careers, as well as get on the path to that career. One of the programs that can help make that connection is SkillBridge.
What is SkillBridge?
SkillBridge 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 connect to the SkillBridge program to gain additional experience, beef up resumes and close any training gaps on their resume. For example, a Marine interested in IT but with minimum experience or certifications in IT could explore Microsoft Software and Systems Academy (MSSA) SkillBridge program. Their resume would then not only reflect the leadership and discipline of a Marine, but also real world computer experience.
Often, these training opportunities lead to employment with the training provider, giving Marines another advantage during their job search.
Who can participate?
To participate, Marines must:
Begin the networking journey now and check out the NEW SkillBridge brochure at https://dodskillbridge.usalearning.gov/resources.htm
For more information about the SkillBridge Program, contact your installation Transition Readiness or Education office.
This SkillBridge spotlight focuses on the Microsoft Software & Systems Academy training program in Quantico! Learn more about the program and how to apply.
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