Veterans Workforce Development Program
Identifying, Equipping and Transforming Veterans into Gainfully Employed Citizens in the Civilian Workforce
Veterans in the United States are the most under-served community in the area of workforce development. While the focus of many Veteran Agencies at the federal, state and local level has been to provide good medical care and benefits, the process of assimilating them into the civilian workforce as self-sufficient, working professionals has been largely lacking.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2010, young male veterans, ages 18 to 24, had an unemployment rate of 21.9 percent (significantly higher than the national average- at nearly double the rate).
Among the problems cited by veterans groups is that the skills a service member acquires in the military do not always transfer to the civilian world. What’s missing, they said, is often a system of certification that tells an employer that the veteran has the skills and knowledge to meet the job requirements. The absence of training opportunities continues to hamper the veterans in transitioning smoothly to the civilian workforce.
Halcyon Solutions is taking the initiative to address this critical gap that exists in our society. By combining our technical expertise with training and resource development, our goal is to equip veterans with the necessary skills so they can become productive and successful IT professionals with Fortune 1000 companies.