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AMVETS Career Centers. Career Services for Veterans. Who We Are. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that provides career services to 1+ million Ohio residents who are:. Veterans who served honorably Active duty military personnel Members of the National Guard or Reserves

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AMVETS Career Centers

Career Services for Veterans

Who We Are . . .

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that provides career services to 1+ million Ohio residents who are:

  • Veterans who served honorably

  • Active duty military personnel

  • Members of the National Guard or Reserves

  • . . . plus the spouse & children of Ohio troops who are deployed outside of Ohio

Who We Are . . .

A network of 60 local career centers in 38 counties that are:

  • Located in AMVETS posts, VA hospitals, Veterans Service Commission offices and Ohio One-Stop offices

  • Equipped with classrooms, computers and Internet access

  • Staffed by volunteers and/or paid staff who are trained as career coaches

What We Do . . .

We do not replace or compete with existing programs that serve veterans

We work with organizations that provide career, training and employment related services to veterans, including:

  • Ohio LVERs and DVOPS

  • County Veterans Service Commissions

  • Other veterans organizations and government agencies

  • Colleges, schools and other training organizations

  • Employers and public/private job placement organizations

What We Do . . .

  • Career assessment and exploration assistance so vets can make good career choices

  • Training to help vets develop the work-related skills employers are looking for

  • Assistance with civilian licensing and certification that verifies that vets have the skills employers want

  • Job readiness preparation to help vets dress, act and speak the way employers expect

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Provide career, training and employment services, including:

What We Do . . .

  • Resume and cover letter writing to help vets market themselves to employers

  • Job search training to help vets maximize their job search effectiveness

  • Interview coaching so vets know what to expect when they interview for jobs

  • Referral to Ohio LVERs and DVOPS for job placement assistance

  • Referral to other veteran, government or social services organizations for additional assistance vets may need

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What We Have Achieved . . .

  • Over 4,000 veterans have registered for AMVETS Career Center services

  • Over 2,500 veterans have registered for Mindleaders training; They have completed more than 30,000 units of instruction

  • Over 300 veterans have earned civilian licenses or certifications in more than 50 career fields

  • Hundreds of veterans have found employment through referral to Ohio LVERs and DVOPS

Since the first local career center opened in February 2004,

Affiliate Career Centers . . .

  • Affiliate career centers are governed by their respective state AMVETS departments and operate independently of AMVETS Career Centers, Inc.

  • Current affiliate career centers exist in:

    • Buffalo, NY – Love Center (Catholic Church)

    • Buffalo, NY – VAMC

    • Chicago, IL – St. Leo’s Vet Shelter (Catholic Church)

    • Marion, IL – VAMC

    • Springfield, IL – AMVETS Dept Headquarters

    • Nashville, TN – Operation Stand Down Nashville

Ohio Vets CAN

Ohio Veterans Career Assistance Network

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For More Information

Keith Sadler – Veterans Employment Specialist

AMVETS Career Center

Herzing University 5212 Hill Ave

Toledo, Ohio 43615

419-776-0300 x131

[email protected]