We Are Putting More Veterans to Work in Green Jobs
Veterans Green Jobs’ employment program matches veterans’ military experience to the skills needed by green sector employers, links them to training programs to provide them with skills in key subject areas, and connects them with available jobs. Veterans Green Jobs aims to connect with 1,000 veterans and place 300 of them in jobs by mid-2013.
Pathway to Employment
Veterans receive one-on-one counseling to create an employment pathway that meets their needs. Career counselors assess veterans’ current skills and military experience, provide coaching to help them refine and shape their resume in order to match available job openings, and recommend any needed training or education to develop skills. Then, the program connects veterans with employers who need skilled workers and have job openings, and stays in touch to ensure a good fit.
In addition to signing up for employment counseling, veterans may participate in seasonal employment opportunities that offer a pathway to permanent employment with state and federal land management and natural resource agencies. Our outdoor conservation program engages veterans in public land conservation and stewardship projects by providing hands-on experience in fire hazard reduction, trail maintenance, revegetation and preservation, watershed restoration and other projects. The wildland firefighting program engages veterans on crews that complete fire mitigation on public lands while providing certification and experience that equips veterans for real-world firefighting jobs.
Green Jobs: Sustainable Jobs That Serve Our Communities and Environment
- Energy efficiency / conservation
- Renewable / clean energy
- Green construction / building
- Natural resources / conservation
- Environmental remediation / response
- Sustainable agriculture
How the Program Works for You
Outreach: We find you at networking events and provide you with information about Veterans Green Jobs
Contact: You fill out an interest form on our website
Assess: Our career counselors assess your current employment skills, career interests and educational needs
Counsel: We help you explore and define your career goals, provide information about the labor market and help you develop strategies for successful career-seeking
Train: If needed, we connect you with training or educational partners to help develop skills and gain certifications
Connect: Finally, we connect you with our employment partners who need skilled workers and have job openings
Your Next Steps…
- To get started, fill out our online Interest Form
- Check out The Jobs Page for updated job listings
- Check out our Outdoor Conservation and Wildland Firefighting Opportunities
- Call our career counselors: 720-236-1300
- Or e-mail us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download our Employment Program brochure here.
View our corporate video here.