Veteran’s Workshop
Veteran Staff and their Role <ul><li>John Mappes-  Disabled Veteran’s Outreach  -Outreach to Local Veteran’s Service Organ...
Veteran’s Representative Assistants <ul><li>Daniel Reed Work-study Participant and IVY Tech Student. </li></ul><ul><li>Tom...
Services Provided <ul><li>Assessment Interview </li></ul><ul><li>Barrier Determination </li></ul><ul><li>Job Search Assist...
Ask Yourself.. <ul><li>Why am I here? </li></ul><ul><li>What services do I need? </li></ul><ul><li>What are my barriers?  ...
Barriers Defined <ul><li>What are barriers to Employment? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of Transportation/Unreliable Transpor...
What is CH 31? <ul><li>Do I qualify? </li></ul><ul><li>Who decides if I’m accepted </li></ul><ul><li>Choosing a career tha...
The VA and how they help <ul><li>How do I know if I qualify for Benefits? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is my County Veteran’s Ser...
Your VA Benefit Calculator <ul><li>http://benefits.military.com/reg/Veterans-Benefits.do </li></ul><ul><li>Access the Bene...
Priority of Service <ul><li>What is Priority of Service? </li></ul><ul><li>What determines my eligibility? </li></ul>
Job Search Tips <ul><li>www.usajobs.gov </li></ul><ul><li>Indianacareerconnect.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.military.com </li...
Vet Friendly Companies <ul><li>Department of Homeland Security </li></ul><ul><li>General Electric </li></ul><ul><li>Lowe’s...
Translate Military Training into Civilian Careers  <ul><li>http://www.military.com/skills-translator/mos-translator </li><...
Translate Military Training to Civilian Careers cont. <ul><li>Select Service </li></ul><ul><li>Army Marines Navy Air Force...
Maintain Contact <ul><li>Should I maintain contact with the Veteran’s Representative or Department of Workforce Developmen...
Questions/Discussion <ul><li>Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Thank You for your Time </li></ul><u...
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Vets2011 Wkshop

  1. 1. Veteran’s Workshop
  2. 2. Veteran Staff and their Role <ul><li>John Mappes- Disabled Veteran’s Outreach -Outreach to Local Veteran’s Service Organizations, to include the Community Based Outreach Clinic (VA Clinic), 1on1 in-depth assessment to determine barriers to employment in order to overcome barriers. </li></ul><ul><li>Sheri Reeves - Local Veteran’s Employment Representative -Maintains contact with local employers and Federal Contractor’s, assists with job referrals and job matching via Indianacareerconnect. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Veteran’s Representative Assistants <ul><li>Daniel Reed Work-study Participant and IVY Tech Student. </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Jordan-Work-study Participant and IVY Tech Student. </li></ul><ul><li>Both are also Veterans and provide assistance to Veterans 25 hours each per week. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Services Provided <ul><li>Assessment Interview </li></ul><ul><li>Barrier Determination </li></ul><ul><li>Job Search Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Job Referrals </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Training/Higher Education (A.C.E. Transcript) </li></ul><ul><li>Resume’ Review </li></ul>
  5. 5. Ask Yourself.. <ul><li>Why am I here? </li></ul><ul><li>What services do I need? </li></ul><ul><li>What are my barriers? </li></ul><ul><li>What are my goals? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a Support network? </li></ul><ul><li>What are my skills? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Barriers Defined <ul><li>What are barriers to Employment? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of Transportation/Unreliable Transportation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service Connected Disabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Single Parent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Struggling Economy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inadequate housing </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. What is CH 31? <ul><li>Do I qualify? </li></ul><ul><li>Who decides if I’m accepted </li></ul><ul><li>Choosing a career that does not interfere with my Service Connected Disability </li></ul><ul><li>How does CH 31 help me? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I apply? </li></ul><ul><li>Who monitors my progress? </li></ul>
  8. 8. The VA and how they help <ul><li>How do I know if I qualify for Benefits? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is my County Veteran’s Service Officer? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kevin Kelsheimer St. Joe County Rm. 425 County City Building South Bend, IN 574.235.9978 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drew McClain Elkhart County 220 West High Street Elkhart, IN 574.523.2324 </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Your VA Benefit Calculator <ul><li>http://benefits.military.com/reg/Veterans-Benefits.do </li></ul><ul><li>Access the Benefit Calculator </li></ul><ul><li>The benefits calculator is designed to quickly and easily connect you with your benefits information based on your service and status. Get started now to find: </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>State Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>National Guard State Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Special Military Discounts </li></ul>
  10. 10. Priority of Service <ul><li>What is Priority of Service? </li></ul><ul><li>What determines my eligibility? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Job Search Tips <ul><li>www.usajobs.gov </li></ul><ul><li>Indianacareerconnect.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.military.com </li></ul><ul><li>wwwjobcentral.com/vetcentral </li></ul><ul><li>Monster.com/yahoojobs/gijobs.com </li></ul>
  12. 12. Vet Friendly Companies <ul><li>Department of Homeland Security </li></ul><ul><li>General Electric </li></ul><ul><li>Lowe’s </li></ul><ul><li>Lockheed Martin </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft </li></ul><ul><li>Shell Oil </li></ul><ul><li>7-11 </li></ul><ul><li>State Farm </li></ul><ul><li>Home Depot </li></ul><ul><li>VA Healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>Waste Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For a Complete listing visit www.gijobs.com/mpe </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Translate Military Training into Civilian Careers <ul><li>http://www.military.com/skills-translator/mos-translator </li></ul><ul><li>Find equivalent civilian occupations </li></ul><ul><li>Explore education opportunities to extend your skills </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from veterans with your specialty </li></ul><ul><li>Apply for jobs that match your skills </li></ul><ul><li>Identify civilian terminology for your resume </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the hot career options for your specialty </li></ul>
  14. 14. Translate Military Training to Civilian Careers cont. <ul><li>Select Service </li></ul><ul><li>Army Marines Navy Air Force Coast Guard </li></ul><ul><li>Military Job Code or Occupational Specialty </li></ul><ul><li>Or browse by military service: </li></ul><ul><li>Army | Marines | Navy | Air Force | Coast Guard </li></ul>
  15. 15. Maintain Contact <ul><li>Should I maintain contact with the Veteran’s Representative or Department of Workforce Development Staff Member? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is this important? </li></ul><ul><li>If I have other issues regarding Unemployment Benefits, Job Orders, or General Questions regarding additional funding for training opportunities or school do I need to see a Veteran Representative? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Questions/Discussion <ul><li>Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Thank You for your Time </li></ul><ul><li>VWIP referrals meeting </li></ul>

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