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    Programs that introduce people who are in the process of choosing an occupation to a variety of career and vocational options. These programs provide information about the knowledge and skills that are required for specific positions in specific industries and professions; data regarding the current labor market, training and educational options, major employers, and small business development; and other reference material that is related to career planning.

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    Business and Professional Women’s FoundationBusiness and Professional Women’s Foundation (BPW Foundation) was the first foundation dedicated to conducting research and providing information solely about working women. Since then, we have partnered with employers to create successful workplaces that embrace and practice diversity, equity and work-life balance convening employers, working women and policymakers to promote systemic workplace change. Areas of research include women and non traditional jobs, Gen Y women and women’s use and access to the internet. In 2007 BPW Foundation conducted the first research on women veteran’s transition to civilian careers and in 2010, hosted a National Summit, Joining Forces for Women Veterans to identify the challenges women veterans face. Through information gathered at the summit, the need for mentors was identified and in 2012 BPW Foundation launched Joining Forces for Women Veterans and Military Spouses Mentoring Plus a program recognized by the White House Joining Forces Military Family initiative. The mentoring program is built on our legacy of working women helping women work. BPW Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) research and education organization. The work of BPW Foundation supports workforce development programs and workplace policies that recognize the diverse needs of working women, communities and businesses. Business and Professional Women’s FoundationBusiness and Professional Women’s Foundation
    Business and Professional Women’s Foundation - Joining Forces for Women Veterans and Military Spouses Mentoring PlusJoining Forces Mentoring Plus® offers unlimited free personal coaching and professional guidance—including working women mentors—for women veterans of all ranks and eras, military/veteran spouses, and caregivers of wounded warriors, to help them successfully identify, outline, and pursue civilian careers. The high tech-high touch framework meets women where they are to address the distinct challenges they face and provide exposure and access to education, credentialing, career development, and entry into the broadest spectrum of industry, services, and entrepreneurial endeavors. Joining Forces Mentoring Plus® gives working women – both veterans and civilians – the opportunity to tap their own experiences in the workplace, to help women veterans, military spouses and caregivers of wounded warriors successfully enter the workforce and advance in in their careers. It provides women veterans, military and veteran spouses and caregivers of wounded warriors the tools and support necessary to assist them obtain meaningful employment in a career of interest to them. Visit website to view Case Studies, Testimonials, and a Program Overview.Business and Professional Women’s FoundationBusiness and Professional Women’s Foundation
    Career Awareness - Cambria County CareerLinkPrograms that introduce people who are in the process of choosing an occupation to a variety of career and vocational options. These programs provide information about the knowledge and skills that are required for specific positions in specific industries and professions; data regarding the current labor market, training and educational options, major employers, and small business development; and other reference material that is related to career planning.CambriaPA CareerLink - Cambria CountyPA CareerLink
    Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Job and Career Education CenterProvides occupational, educational, college and financial aid information. Locations: Main Library (Oakland), Hill District, Hazelwood, and West End. Various electronic resources are available.AlleghenyCarnegie Library of PittsburghCarnegie Library of Pittsburgh
    Disabled American Veterans, Aliquippa Chapter 107Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    BeaverDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Allegheny Kiski Chapter 53Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    AlleghenyDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Bux-Mont #115 (Bucks County)Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. <ul><li>Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.</li><li>Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.</li><li>Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.</li><li>Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.</li><li>Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.</li></ul>BucksDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Col. S.D. Foster Chapter 76Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    AlleghenyDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Fayette Chapter 58Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    FayetteDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Francis Marker #88 (Delaware County)Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. <ul><li>Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.</li><li>Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.</li><li>Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.</li><li>Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.</li><li>Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.</li></ul>DelawareDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Gen Butler Chapter 64Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    ButlerDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Greater Pittsburgh Chapter 8Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    AlleghenyDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Greene County Chapter 123Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    GreeneDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Indiana Chapter 20Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    IndianaDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Lawrence County Chapter 112Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    LawrenceDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Mercer County Chapter 55Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    MercerDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Naomi Chapter 15 (Philadelphia)Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. <ul><li>Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.</li><li>Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.</li><li>Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.</li><li>Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.</li><li>Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.</li></ul>PhiladelphiaDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Norristown #25 (Montgomery County)Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. <ul><li>Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.</li><li>Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.</li><li>Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.</li><li>Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.</li><li>Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.</li></ul>MontgomeryDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Orendorff-Matthew #90 (Chester County)Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. <ul><li>Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.</li><li>Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.</li><li>Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.</li><li>Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.</li><li>Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.</li></ul>ChesterDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Rudderw Mammucari #6, (Philadelphia)Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. <ul><li>Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.</li><li>Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.</li><li>Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.</li><li>Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.</li><li>Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.</li></ul>PhiladelphiaDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Military.comWe started Military.com in 1999 to revolutionize the way the 30 million Americans with military affinity stay connected and informed. Today, we're the largest military and veteran membership organization — 10 million members strong. Military.com's free membership connects servicemembers, military families and veterans to all the benefits of service — government benefits, scholarships, discounts, lifelong friends, mentors, great stories of military life or missions, and much more. We believe that the benefits earned in the service should be easier to access and written in plain English. We're passionate about helping members make the most of military experience throughout life. Military.com's members are sharing stories, insider tips, news from the front lines, and unique slices of military life including the tough stuff of war. Key Products include:
    • Community Connections:
      • Buddy Finder,
      • Unit Homepages & Reunions,
      • Discussion,
      • Military.com Network Social Media.
    • Military News & Benefits Updates:
      • Military Headlines,
      • Benefits Directory & Benefits Updates,
      • Finance Tips & VA Loan Center.
    • Career & Education Services that Give Members an Edge:
      • Insider’s Guide to Joining the Military,
      • Veteran Career Network / Military Alumni Network,
      • Veteran Job Board,
      • Resume Builder & Resume Upload,
      • Scholarship Search,
      • Military-Friendly School Finder,
      • GI Bill & TA Guide.
    • Good Deals:
      • Military & Veteran Discounts,
      • Gear & Surplus,
      • Free Classifieds.
    • Fun & Cool Stuff:
      • Shock & Awe & Photos,
      • DefenseTech & OpFor and other Military Blogs,
      • Equipment Guides,
      • Military Trivia Challenge & History.
    Military.com, the online presence of Military Advantage, is committed to the mission of connecting the military community to all the advantages earned in service to America. Military Advantage's advisory board includes two former members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well as other academic and business leaders. Military Advantage is a division of Monster Worldwide.
    Military.comMilitary.com
    Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Returning Veteran ChecklistWelcome Home Checklist Please Note: If you are a severely disabled Veteran and need any special accommodations, please identify that to your service officer or career counselor when making appointments. Receive your DD 214 Things to do within one year from Separation Have your DD 214 recorded in the County Recorder's Office for FREE
    • Safeguard all your records. You will need them again.
    Visit your County Director of Veterans Affairs (normally located in the County Courthouse) or Accredited Service Organization Representative for FREE
    • Take a copy of all your records with you for your appointment: Service Medical Records; Personnel File; Dental Record,
    • Have your County Director of Veterans Affairs or Accredited Veterans Service Officer review your records and advise you on the benefits you qualify for,
    • File for disabilities through an Accredited Veterans Service Officer.
    Fill out VA form 10-10 EZ for VA Healthcare benefits
    • Go to your local VAMC to turn in Form 10-10 EZ and schedule an appointment,
    • You may qualify for 5 years of FREE healthcare through the VA from your separation date.
    Visit your local CareerLink Office (Pennsylvania Job Service) FREE SERVICE
    • Ask to speak with the Veterans Employment Representative,
    • File for unemployment,
    • Get help finding a job,
    • Attend classes to help in your search for employment,
    • Military skills that be used in civilian life are identified.
    Visit colleges you are interested in / use the GI Bill
    • Ask to speak with the Veterans Representative on campus,
    • Always identify yourself as a Veteran and inquire about Yellow Ribbon funding in addition to GI Bill payments for college,
    • Many non-traditional programs are included in the Post 9-11 GI Bill.
    When you are ready to buy a home inform your lender you are a Veteran and that you are interested in using the VA Home Loan Guaranty
    • This is as easy as informing your lender you are a Veteran and wish to use your benefit (you will need to provide a copy of your DD 214),
    • Disabled Veterans (USDVA Rating) have the funding fee waived,
    • You can include the down payment in the loan.
    LebanonPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, Governor’s Advisory Council on Veterans ServicesPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
    Tip of the Arrow FoundationThe Tip of the Arrow Foundation is a volunteer organization staffed by highly experienced career counselors. Our target is U.S. veterans of the Global War on Terror. Our aim is to help you transition to civilian work life successfully. Most or our consultants are veterans themselves and have faced a transition similar to the one on which you are embarking. We will provide you with one-on-one coaching and guidance to help you navigate the entire process of finding and entering your next career. In addition, we have cultivated relationships with potential employers in both the private and government sectors to help clear the path toward achieving your desired job. Tip of the Arrow counselors will be on post during your stay with the demobilization company, available to meet with you and get you started on the job search process. If you do not have time to do this while going through demob, do not worry! You will always have someone to call after you return home. That is our commitment to you. The counselor to whom you are assigned will be available by phone 24/7. No other transition service available to veterans offers the same level of support. Your Tip of the Arrow counselor will work with you to:
    • Take an inventory of marketable skills,
    • Build an effective, attention-getting resumé,
    • Develop job search strategies and skills,
    • Prepare for interviews,
    • Debrief after each interview,
    • Negotiate salary and benefit packages,
    • Smooth the way into your new job through post-employment mentoring.
    Tip of the Arrow FoundationTip of the Arrow Foundation
    United States Army Warrior Transition Command - Warrior Care and Transition ProgramThe U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command (WTC) is the lead proponent for the Warrior Care and Transition Program (WCTP), which evaluates and treats wounded, ill and injured Soldiers through a comprehensive, Soldier-centric process of medical care, rehabilitation, professional development and achievement of personal goals. Major elements of the WCTP include:
    • Warrior Transition Units (WTUs) - provide command and medical management assistance to Soldiers as they navigate the Army’s medical treatment system to successfully reintegrate back into the force or transition from the Army.
    • U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) – Assists severely wounded, ill and injured Soldiers, Veterans and their Families throughout their recovery and transition.
    • Comprehensive Transition Plan (CTP) – The CTP is a six-part multidisciplinary process that includes an individual recovery plan that the Soldier customizes and builds with the support of his/her Triad of Care and Family.
    • Triad of Care – Each WTU Soldier benefits from a squad leader, nurse case manager, and primary care manager assigned to a WTU.
    • Interdisciplinary Team – The Triad of Care is augmented by an interdisciplinary team of health care and transition specialists who work together to coordinate and optimize the care and transition of each individual Soldier.
    • Career and Education – WTUs help the Soldier establish short-term and long-term career goals and identify opportunities to enhance existing skills or develop new ones based on the Soldier’s transition track, whether it is remaining in the Army or transitioning from the Army to civilian status.
    • Internships – Helps Soldiers prepare for civilian employment by helping identify internship opportunities to augment a Soldier's transition.
    • Health and Recovery – Provides helpful resources on access to medical care and adaptive reconditioning options to help Soldiers achieve their health, fitness, wellness, and resilience goals.
    • Understanding IDES – WTUs assist Soldiers in understanding and maneuvering the U.S. Army Physical Disability Agency’s (USAPDA) Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES). IDES includes the Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) and Physical Evaluation Board (PEB), which determine whether or not wounded, ill and injured Soldiers can continue to perform their duties with their medical condition(s).
    • Access to SFAC and Other Resources – Soldier and Family Assistance Centers (SFACs) are located at most MTFs to serve Soldiers and their Families. The SFACs offer most of the services available throughout the installation in a central location and can coordinate other services as-needed.
    United States Department of the Army, United States Army Warrior Transition CommandUnited States Department of Defense
    United States Department of Labor - O*NetThe Occupational Information Network (O*NET) program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. Information from this database forms the heart of O*NET OnLine, an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. The database also provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers. Progrmas and services include:
    • Career Exploration Tools
      • Ability Profiler
      • Interest Profiler
      • Computerized Interest Profiler
      • Interest Profiler Short Form
      • Work Importance Locator
      • Work Importance Profiler
    • Code Connector
    • Mi Próximo Paso
    • My Next Move
    • My Next Move for Veterans
    • O*NET OnLine
    • Products at Work
    • Questionnaires
    • Reports and Documents
    • Testing and Assessment
    • Toolkit for Business
    United States Department of Labor - Employment and Training AdministrationUnited States Department of Labor
    United States Department of Labor - Veterans' Employment and Training ServiceThe United States Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) is the focal point for meeting veterans’ employment, training, and job security needs. Within the Department of Labor (DOL), VETS is directly supported by numerous DOL agencies. VETS utilizes an integrated approach to serving veterans that requires extensive coordination across all DOL agencies and partnering with other Federal agencies, veteran service organizations and employers that support veterans; employment programs. VETS prepares separating service members and their spouses to transition from the military to the civilian workforce through the DOL Employment Workshop component of the Transition Assistance Program (TSP); VETS provides veterans with the critical resources, expertise and training to assist them in locating and obtaining meaningful careers; and VETS protects the employment rights of service members and veterans by investigation allegations of wrongdoing under the Uniform Service Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). Veteran Electronic Tools Guide DoL Employment Workshop (www.dol.gov/vets/programs/tap): Curriculum of the three day Employmnet Workshops, conducted on military bases as part of service member transition, is now available online. Gold Card Initiative (www.wageandhour.dol.gov/vets/goldcard): Post-9/11 era veterans are eligible to receive Gold Card services at American Job Centers. Gold Card services may include case management, development of an individual employment plan, and 6 months of follow-up services. Service Locator ( www.servicelocator.org ): Find the American Job Center closest to you, where you’ll be treated as an individual and connected to the resources and services you need to be successful in our civilian job search. Veterans receive priority of service. VETS Employment Assistance Map ( www.dol.gov/vets/aboutvets/contacts/map.htm ): Find the Director of Veterans Employment and Training in your state and learn more about local resources and services. elaws – Veterans’ Preference Advisor ( www.dol.gov/elaws/vetspref.htm ): Obtain assistance in understanding employee eligibility and job entitlements, employer obligations, benefits and remedies under USERRA. elaws – USERRA Advisor ( www.dol.gov/elaws/userra.htm ): Examine preferences veterans may be entitled to with regard to federal jobs. Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) ( www.dol.gov/vets/): Learn more about all VETS programs, resources and online tools, including the My Next Move skills translator and eBenefits Employment Center. United States Department of LaborUnited States Department of Labor
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Education and Training: Educational & Career Counseling and CareerScopeEducational and Career Counseling Services Free Educational and Career Counseling (Chapter 36) services are provided to transitioning Service members who are:
    • Within six months prior to discharge from active duty.
    • Within one year following discharge from active duty.
    • Current beneficiaries of educational assistance under Chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 1606, 1607.
    • Veterans and qualified dependents who are eligible for and have entitlement to education assistance under Chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 1606, 1607.
    Services include:
    • Counseling to facilitate career decision making for civilian or military occupations.
    • Educational and career counseling to choose an appropriate civilian occupation and develop a training program.
    • Academic and adjustment counseling to resolve barriers that impede success in training or employment.
    CareerScope In addition to Career Counseling, the Department of Veterans Affairs provides the interest and aptitude assessment tool known as CareerScope at no cost to all eligible benefit recipients. CareerScope has been used frequently by Veterans to determine the best career path for transition to civilian life. Whether you wish to pursue education and training in a field you already know, or you wish to branch out to other fields that interest you, CareerScope can help. With CareerScope you will be provided with an assessment of your interests and aptitudes, and given recommendations about which careers you may enjoy and be successful doing, and what courses or training programs you should focus on to pursue those careers.
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Education and TrainingUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - HJ Heinz Campus: Workforce Development and Career Services CenterVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's HJ Heinz Campus Workforce Development and Career Services Center offers Veterans services such as career assessment, individual development planning, resume development, USA Jobs assistance, interviewing skills training and goal setting.AlleghenyVA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Vocational ServicesVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Vocational Services program provides a variety of services to help veterans return to competitive employment or a useful place in society. The Vocational Service Program provides a variety of employment services to veterans. Evaluation Services consisting of both standardized psychometric testing, job simulation and other situation-specific opportunities are available to assess the veteran's skill levels, aptitudes, abilities, and interests. Job Seeking and Job Survival Skills Training include one-on-one counseling for developing effective employment strategies. Situation specific, personalized solutions for applications, resumes, job search, interviewing techniques, correspondence, telephone contact and follow-up are always available to any veteran seeking employment. Services and programs include:
    • Evaluation services to assess skill levels, aptitudes, abilities and interests:
      • Standardized psychometric testing,
      • Job simulation,
      • Other situation-specific opportunities.
    • Job seeking/job survival skill training:
      • One-on-one counseling for developing effective employment strategies.
    • Personalized solutions for:
      • Applications,
      • Resumes,
      • Job search,
      • Interviewing techniques,
      • Correspondence,
      • Telephone contact.
    • Exploration of additional info and referrals:
      • Unclaimed VA benefits,
      • Public/private sector support,
    • Supported employment:
      • Assistance in locating and maintaining competitive community employment for veterans with serious mental illness,
      • Regular and ongoing employee support, job training assistance (as needed), job coaching advocacy.
    • Transitional work:
      • Contracted work situations,
      • Case management,
      • Counseling.
    • Homeless veteran supported employment program:
    • Incentive therapy,
      • Opportunities to develop and improve prevocational skills for both inpatients and outpatpatients,
      • Participants work in a variety of medical center settings providing supportive services.
    • Compensated work therapy/transitional residency:
      • Work-based mental health and residential rehabilitation treatment program,
      • Provides a rehabilitation-focused residential setting for veterans recovering from chronic mental illness, chemical dependency and homelessness,
      • Combines a residential therapeutic community of peer and professional support, with a strong emphasis on increasing personal responsibility.
    AlleghenyVA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
    Wounded Warrior ProjectWounded Warrior Project is a charitable organization that assists physically or mentally injured veterans through advocacy, events, resources and programs. Programs include:
    • Combat Stress Recovery Program,
    • Project Odyssey,
    • Restore Warriors,
    • The Independence Program and the Long-Term Support Trust,
    • Physical Health & Wellness programs,
    • Soldier Ride,
    • TRACK,
    • Transition Training Academy,
    • Warriors to Work,
    • Alumni program,
    • Family Support program,
    • Benefits Service,
    • International Support,
    • WWP Packs,
    • Peer Support,
    • Policy and Government Affairs,
    • Resource Center.
    Vist website for detailed information on these programs.
    Wounded Warrior ProjectWounded Warrior Project
    Wounded Warrior Project, PittsburghWounded Warrior Project is a charitable organization that assists physically or mentally injured veterans through advocacy, events, resources and programs. Programs include:
    • Combat Stress Recovery Program,
    • Project Odyssey,
    • Restore Warriors,
    • The Independence Program and the Long-Term Support Trust,
    • Physical Health & Wellness programs,
    • Soldier Ride,
    • TRACK,
    • Transition Training Academy,
    • Warriors to Work,
    • Alumni program,
    • Family Support program,
    • Benefits Service,
    • International Support,
    • WWP Packs,
    • Peer Support,
    • Policy and Government Affairs,
    • Resource Center.
    Vist website for detailed information on these programs.
    AlleghenyWounded Warrior ProjectWounded Warrior Project

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