The nation’s future and economic competitiveness hinge, more than ever, on our ability to develop, grow, and sustain a workforce proficient in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). In the last decade alone, jobs requiring some level of STEM expertise have grown 34 percent. Veterans and transitioning service members represent a valuable, skilled talent pool from which to help meet this critical need.
Almost every Veteran faces the same hurdles when they transition from the military. Inevitably, Veterans struggle with their job search because in the military they never had to write a resume or interview for a job. VetLink Foundation offers a unique entry point to our programs: nationally recognized Job Readiness Training focused on these areas to help level the playing field for Veterans.
We educate veterans on government and local disability programs and services available to them. Veterans who are disabled due to service-related injury or illness may be entitled to VA disability compensation. It’s a tax-free monthly benefit. These include compensation, pensions, and grants for veterans with certain service-connected disabilities as well as pensions for some veterans 65 and older with age-related disabilities.