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Swords to Plowshares Employment and Training Employer Orientation

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At Swords to Plowshares, veterans work one-on-one with our Employment & Training Program staff to address their individual needs, overcome obstacles to employment, and determine a long-term career plan. We provide job placement assistance and vocational training programs to help veterans translate their skills and train for new careers in high-growth, high-wage careers in the civilian sector.

We help veterans

Find a job
Enroll in job training
Build a resume and cover letter
Prepare for job interviews
Available resources upon eligibility

Computer labs
Job readiness training and services
Transportation and meal vouchers
Work clothes, tools, and other supplies

We offer employers

Job brokering services, including recruitment and onboarding veterans
Employer-Driven Curriculum (EDC) training
Strategic hiring events
Dual customer service approach
Cultural competency training and accreditation for HR personnel

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Swords to Plowshares Employment and Training Employer Orientation

  1. 1. EMPLOYMENT ANDTRAINING PROGRAM Employer Orientation2016
  2. 2. The Employment andTrainingTeam • Job Brokering • Strategic Hiring Events • Employer Driven-CurriculumTraining 3 ways to partner with Swords to Plowshares’ Employment and TrainingTeam
  3. 3. Job Brokering EMPLOYER HAS A HIRING NEED Partner with a Job Developer • Foster understanding of employment needs and company culture. • Deliver resumes of pre- screened veterans. • Coordinate throughout the hiring process.
  4. 4. Strategic Hiring Event Job Developer serves as project manager • The event is organized for hiring managers to interview veterans, and they can hire on the spot! • Determine skills requirements. Support from Swords • Recruitment may include: internal recruitment, social media campaigns, reaching out to our veteran network and community partners. • Pre-screen may include: Meeting one-on-one, assessing skills and background, testing, and mock interviews. • Qualify veterans for the event. EMPLOYER HAS A MINIMUM OF 5 IMMEDIATE POSITIONS
  5. 5. Employer-Driven Curriculum Training (EDC) Case Manager serves as project manager • Recruitment may include: internal recruitment, social media campaigns, reaching out to our veteran network and community partners. • Prescreen may include: meeting one- on-one, assessing skills and background, testing and mock interviews. • Provide case management until employer hires after training is complete Planning for the Employer-Driven CurriculumTraining • Collaborate with local training resource to produce a condensed curriculum (e.g. 12-week course at a community college). • Foster understanding of employer needs and company culture. EMPLOYER HAS A MINIMUM OF 15HARDTO FILL, SKILLED POSITIONS
  6. 6. Veteran Apprenticeship Program (VAP) Support from Swords • Recruitment may include: internal recruitment, social media campaigns, reaching out to our veteran network and community partners. • Prescreen may include: meeting one-on- one, assessing skills and background, and testing • Help to coordinate and facilitate classroom training, incorporating the EDC model • Swords may be able to provide wrap around services to help ensure Major Components ofVAP • Employer identifies ideal candidates and hires apprentice(s) as full- fledged employees based on desired competencies and potential to complete job training. Employer then retains apprentice(s) throughout training • Register program with Office of Apprenticeships • Collaborate with local training resource to produce a condensed curriculum THE EMPLOYER HAS MANY HARDTO FILL, SKILLED POSITIONSTHATTHEY WILL PROVIDE PAIDTRAINING FORTO ACQUIRE PERMANENT EMPLOYEES
  7. 7. Post-Placement  Employment verification.  Employee retention.  Deepen partnership with the employer.  Assist with future hires, intimate hiring events, and Employer-Driven Curriculum Training.
  8. 8. Find Us! SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE 1060 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94103 (415) 252-4788 OAKLAND OFFICE 2719 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 844-7500

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