Southeastern Council on Military Education

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Education, Training & Career Counseling

If you're looking to enhance your education or skills to qualify for that dream job, this section provides a wealth of information on how to succeed. Although we aren't supplying "where" to find opportunities, we're providing more of a coaching and information on "how" to prepare for the next step in you life.

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 AARP
Offers free online seminars and educational resources.
ACMEs (The State Advisory Councils on Military Education)
The ACMEs' focus on three major areas: (1) Evaluating and restructuring policies related to acceptance and transfer of credit for veterans, military students and their adult family members; (2) enhancing the educational aspirations of the military populations in the state; and (3) making educational programs accessible in cost, location, and scheduling.
Agape Foundation Inc.
Offers lifestyle coaching, consumer credit counseling, housing assistance, support groups, job assistance, and much more.
American Council on Education: Colleges and University Partnerships
College and University Partnerships (CUP), an ACE program in the Center for Education Attainment and Innovation, works to advance greater awareness, acceptance, and application of credit for prior learning as a key element for increasing postsecondary participation and completion.
American Red Cross

www.redcross.org

877-272-7337

Provides immediate assistance for emergency communications services and financial assistance, information and referral, and deployment services; Helps with food, clothing, and shelter, referrals to counseling services (e.g., financial, legal, mental health), respite care for caregivers, and other resources.

American Red

Cross Family

Caregiver Courses

and Certifications
Teaches practical skills and coping strategies; classroom and self-study options available at the local chapter.
America’s Heroes At Work
Educates employers about signs/symptoms of combat PTSD and TBI and how to support warriors who need assistance; sponsored by DOL.
Armed Forces Foundation
Offers childcare during illness, surgery, and recovery; offers career counseling.
Armed Forces YMCA
Implements local programs and services (family life, medical, recreation and fitness, education, CPR and first aid training).
Boots to Business—From Service to Startup
Introduces and trains transitioning veterans, service members, and their spouses on business ownership.
Brain Injury Association of America
Provides direct support, information, resources, education, and advocacy for individuals living with brain injury.
BrainlineMilitary
Provides military-specific information and resources on TBI.
Career One Stop
Offers information on unemployment benefits, re-employment, and career assistance; sponsored by DOL.
Center for American Military Music Opportunities (C*A*M*M*O)
Provides opportunities to heal through music; trains and educates on music industry and career opportunities.
Center for Deployment Psychology
Offers free training about TBI; click on “Take for Free” and receive an up-to-date review of TBI and how it may be diagnosed and/or treated.
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
Provides college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in combat or training.
CLEP Exams
Earn college credit with CLEP exams.
Computer/Electronics Accommodations Program
Equips service members with assistive technology devices, accommodations, and training to help individuals with dexterity impairments, cognitive difficulties, vision loss, and hearing loss recover and transition to employment.
Council of College and Military Educators (CCME)
CCME is an active proponent for the professional development of those serving in the military education community by providing a forum for the exchange of information on educational programs, strategies and innovation among its members and associated partners.
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)
Helps service members and veterans pursue their educational goals and earn degrees or certifications both during and after their service.
Defenders of Freedom
Offers life and career mentoring, job search assistance, and general assistance transitioning to the civilian sector.
Department of Education— Financial Aid
Offers options for paying for college, including federal loans, grants, and work-study.
Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration: Registered Apprenticeship
Offers service members and veterans ways to find and apply for apprenticeship occupations and careers, as well as additional resources, tools, and information.
DOD Hiring Heroes Program
Offers avenues to ask questions and discuss employment with a career advisor.
Education and Employment Initiative (E2I)
Finds employment opportunities and provides career planning support for wounded, ill, and/or injured Service member before they transition.
Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV)
Provides experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post 9/11 veterans with disabilities, at no cost.
Employer Support of Guard and Reserve
Helps resolve disputes or answer questions about employment related problems for Reservists and Guardsmen.
Feds Hire Vets
Provides information on federal job preferences and special job hiring authorities.
Helmets to Hardhats
Offers career opportunities in the construction industry that match military backgrounds.
Hero 2 Hired
Offers career exploration tools, military-to-civilian skills translators, and education and training resources.
Hire Heroes USA
Provides dedicated assistance to each veteran from a highly-trained staff member to help them overcome barriers to employment; look into VetNet program.
Hiring Heroes Program
Offers multiple avenues to ask questions and discuss employment with a career advisor.
Hiring Our Heroes
Helps veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment through the Chamber of Commerce network.
In Gear Career
Promotes the exchange of information through local and online community building efforts and advocacy programs across all professional occupations.
International Franchise Association’s VetFran Toolkit
Fosters access to franchise opportunities for veterans and military spouses.
Iraq and Afghanistan

Veterans of America

Career Pathfinder
Includes resume builder, military skills translator, and career mapping tool.
Job Explorer
Provides access to a free job search engine for military community; allows users to search for military friendly scholarships for service members and families
Job Opportunities for Disabled American Veterans
Offers free career tips to job seekers; Provides job postings for disabled veterans.
Joining Forces Mentoring Plus
Offers unlimited free personal and employment coaching and professional guidance for caregivers of wounded warriors, women veterans of all ranks and eras, and military/veterans spouses.
Joint Services Support
Offers career, family, finance, behavioral health, sexual assault, and transition support programs; virtual military community for National Guard members and families.
Justice for Vets (Veteran Mentors)
Provides veteran mentors who assist their fellow veterans with peer support, housing, employment linkages, job training, education, transportation, disability compensation claims, discharge status, and other linkages available at the local, state, and federal level.
Military Friendly Franchises
Helps former military interested in owning their own business connect with home-based franchises that demonstrate good military recruiting practices.
Military Installation Voluntary Education Review (MIVER)
The Principles are founded on best practices in distance higher education and tailored to the unique needs of the military community. The Principles define parameters of excellence; enhance the legitimacy and worth of distance education; and foster dialogue to strengthen and improve the quality of these programs and services. The Principles contribute to the continuous improvement of the military voluntary education program by helping to establish benchmarks of quality. Achievement of these Principles will result in an institution earning status as a DOD Preferred Provider of Distance Education and enable military members to make an informed choice among distance education institutions.
Military Spouse Employment Partnerships
Creates employment connections that provide companies with direct access to military spouses seeking career opportunities and spouses with direct access to employers who are actively recruiting.
Military to Federal Jobs Crosswalk
Helps translate military occupations to federal jobs.
Military Warrior Support Foundation Education 4 Heroes
Helps cover tuition and educational costs at an accredited higher learning institution at the in-state fee level.
Military Warriors

Support Foundation

CEOs4 Warriors
Provides a link between partnering companies and veterans seeking employment opportunities.
Military Warriors Support Foundation
Provides the link between partnering companies and veterans.
Mission Continues
Provides community service fellowships for veterans followed by full time employment, pursuit of higher education, or permanent role in service.
MOAA Career Transition Center
Offers resume critiques, career consulting, interview practice, networking, and job boards for transitioning service members and their spouses; free to service members.
National Association of State Approving Agencies
NASAA facilitates the efforts of its member State Approving Agencies (SAAs) in promoting and safeguarding quality education and training programs for veterans, ensuring greater education and training opportunities for veterans, and protecting the integrity of the GI Bill.
National Labor Exchange
Provides free jobseeker services.
Operation Warfighter
Offers a federal internship program for active duty wounded, ill, and/or injured service member.
Post GI Bill
www.gibill.va.gov
Covers up to 36 months of education benefits, including monthly housing allowance; transferability of benefits to eligible dependents allowed.