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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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Career services for veterans

AMVETS Career Centers

Career Services for Veterans


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


Career services for veterans

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


Career services for veterans

Where We Are . . .


Career services for veterans

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


Career services for veterans

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:


Career services for veterans

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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Career services for veterans

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,


Career services for veterans

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


Career services for veterans

Ohio Vets CAN

Ohio Veterans Career Assistance Network

An online meeting place for veterans, service members and military friendly employers


Career services for veterans

  • FREE Online Courses!!

  • Computers-

  • Basic computing

  • Microsoft Office- Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint

  • Web Design-Dreamweaver, HTML

  • Outlook

  • Lotus Notes


Career services for veterans

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Computers, cont’d-

Programming

Visual Basic.Net, Java Script, COBOL

SQL, MySQL & PHP Linux, CGI/PERL

Quickbooks, Photoshop…


Career services for veterans

FREE Online Courses!!

Computers, cont’d-

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Career services for veterans

FREE Online Courses!!

Business and personal development courses & more AND…

IT’S FREE!!!


Career services for veterans

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]

www.amvetscareercenter.org


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