Education, Employment & Community Reintegration

Hire Heroes USA/USO Workshops

 

Hire Heroes USA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization concerned for unemployed veterans. The USO, Hire Heroes USA collaboration leverages the delivery of Transition Workshops and Career Opportunity Days in an effort to prepare service members and their spouses and caregivers for a successful transition from military service to the civilian workforce. Transition Workshops prepare participants for finding employment once they separate from the military by helping them create a strong resume, gain confidence in their interview skills, as well as build hope for a productive and sustainable civilian career. The Career Opportunity Days provide participants with an opportunity to meet with employers who are actively looking to hire veterans. These events provide the opportunity to meet one-on-one with employers, gain experience in the interview process and build a foundation for their professional network moving forward.

 
 

USO Employment Pipeline

USO Employment Pipeline enables military job seekers, their spouses and caregivers to create a personalized employment profile of their skills, interest, experience, industry credentials and desired geographic location. The technology matches the Service Member's full employment profile with job opportunities submitted by participating employers and provides a user-friendly environment for career exploration.

Rivers of Recovery

Rivers of Recovery is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that recently partnered with the USO to offer small fishing retreats to wounded, ill or injured service members and their spouses. Since its founding in early 2008, Rivers of Recovery has been recognized as one of the premier recreational rehabilitation programs in the United States. Through the unique use of fly-fishing, Rivers of Recovery provides active duty recovering warriors and veterans with a temporary sanctuary, free of stresses and uncertainties, a place where they can relax, enjoy themselves and their surroundings. The fishing trips allow veterans to demonstrate abilities and build skills while reinforcing their self-confidence and resolve.

The USO focuses these trips on those wounded warriors and their loved ones with post traumatic stress, with a special emphasis on female wounded warriors.

"In the four years that I have been at the Warrior Transition Battalion, I have not heard of a single trip offered to female soldiers. You sometimes hear about opportunities for spouses, but nothing is ever for us. I am going to tell my Command about this trip and let everyone know that they should try to attend the next time it is offered."  Anonymous

Wyakin Warrior Foundation

Wyakin Warrior Foundation 

The USO partners with the Wyakin Warrior Foundation to provide education support to our nation's wounded, ill and injured. The Wyakin Warrior Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization providing one of the most comprehensive education, mentoring, professional development, networking and job placement programs in the country for severely wounded and injured veterans. Students are veterans who have suffered catastrophic injuries while serving their country. The goal is to prepare them for success in their chosen professions through academic support, professional training and a mentoring program so robust that it was mentioned as a successful model by the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. With the assistance of the Wyakin Warrior Foundation, veterans will complete college or professional certifications and secure gainful employment after graduation.

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