Each year approximately 200,000 members of the U.S. Armed Forces,
stationed in over 140 military installations in the U.S. and
overseas, will leave active duty and re-enter the civilian work force
or pursue higher education.
Through the SkillBridge program industry partners benefit from
gaining early access to the extensive experience, skills, and
unmatched work ethos Service members bring to the workforce.
Employers craft SkillBridge programs to meet their specific workforce
needs, matching those needs to the skills and abilities of highly
motivated Service members, all at no cost.
How is this possible?
The U.S. Department of Defense continues to pay the service member's salary and
benefits while they participate in SkillBridge. This
opportunity may last up to the final 180 days of service. Military
installation Commanders can make on-base facilities available to
industry partners for use in their SkillBridge programs, or members
may be authorized to train at the industry partner's location off
installation at minimal to no cost.
Reach Talent Anywhere
Don't let location limit your access to this talented, skilled, and
dedicated workforce. With SkillBridge, your organization can support
service members on active duty while avoiding some of the logistics
of on-site support. SkillBridge partners across the nation may take
advantage of virtual, online, or distance learning and training
What's the catch?
It may seem too good to be true, but there is no catch except the opportunity to catch the best talent entering the civilian labor force each year. This unique opportunity is provided to service members by the Department of Defense (DOD). The DOD benefits when service members return to civilian life with meaningful and gainful employment. The DOD wants the best possible outcomes for our members--not just short-term jobs, but careers with good pay and opportunities for advancement just as they had during their military service.