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SPONSOR a Veteran in Transition


for Re-employment and Civilian Life Skills Training

 


Many of our military veterans have no idea how much the employment model has changed in just the last several years while they've been away defending our country.

You'd be amazed how many are still mailing out resumes on beige linen paper, or waiting for a call from an interviewer each time they fill out an online job application. And too often, filling out a LinkedIn profile is seen as a tedious, complicated, unnecessary waste of time.

It's easy to fall behind these days, when technology is changing at lightning speeds. And often, by the time a veteran realizes just how much the game has changed, their income and family security are in real jeopardy. This can lead to a cycle of financial instability, underemployment, and feelings of failure. We're determined to help change that.


What is "Re-civilianizing"?

Starting on the first day of Basic Training, the services began a six to seven week process designed to turn new members from raw recruits into military professionals. They learned a whole new value system, a different way of looking at the world, and a set of rules to live by. They were then accepted as members of a team, with expectations as well as rewards that were fairly predictable in nature and scope.


But once they decided to re-enter the civilian world, veterans must face a rather unnerving reality; their nonmilitary peers have been practicing how to be civilians for the entire time
they've been gone. Re-civilianizing is about more than just getting a job. In order to be truly successful, they need to catch up on the other side of their life education.

 


THE CHALLENGE: The military mindset, by nature, seeks to solve its own problems as well as those of others. When things get tough, the instinct is to hunker down and get tougher. By the time many veterans reach out for help, their resources are exhausted and they have begun to believe there is something wrong with them. That's why we need your help. As a sponsor, you can make these resources and information available to a deserving veteran who desperately needs them, but cannot afford them at this crucial moment in their lives.

It's not the military's job to re-civilianize veterans. That's not what we pay them for: and even if they wanted to, they simply don't have the know-how, or the budget to do so. The TAP (Transition Assistance Program) is designed to give them a little help getting their first job, but after that they're on their own.

Civilians may have the best of intentions, but they have no way of knowing what the service member has actually accomplished, or who exactly they've become as a result of the Basic Training experience - which is actually the root of their re-adjustment difficulties.

The only people who can truly help veterans effectively make the full transition to a civilian lifestyle are veterans who have successfully done it themselves.

 

For various reasons, those teachers and mentors have been in very short supply - until now.


Sailor salutingThrough a special arrangement with a national career coaching firm, the We Hire Heroes™ team has created a uniquely powerful program that will provide 100 transitioning veterans with a high level
re-employment and civilian life skills training
program this year as a test group.


This is a no-nonsense, intensive eight week, home study system in video
and teleconferencing
format. There is no travel involved.

This course goes far beyond any Transitional Assistance Program training currently available. It is, quite literally, a virtual "Civilian Boot Camp™" for military personnel who
are returning to civilian life.

 


Course List (what THEY get):

  • Becoming a truly re-civilianized veteran, not just an ex-military individual in street clothes
  • Uncovering your REAL core life desires
  • Formulating effective life strategies, goals, and a long term career plan
  • The 7 areas of life that MUST be in balance in order to experience a state of "happiness"
  • How to use a job board effectively
  • The 7 Deadly Life Traps, and how to avoid them
  • Personality, interest, and skills assessment
  • Identifying transferable skillsets
  • Industry research and analysis
  • Setting the foundation for your re-entry into the civilian workforce
  • Writing a resume that gets seen, read, and selected for interview
  • Handling employment gaps and other perceived problems on your resume
  • Developing unconventional 'Hidden Market' job search skills
  • Mining job openings with LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Neutralizing the power of bad memories
  • Switching your brain from depression and fear, to success "power mode" in 30 seconds or less
  • Exploring the next level: the contractor and entrepreneurial options
BONUS:
  • Accessing unknown vocational, educational, and medical services through the VA and other sources
  • Guerrilla interviewing techniques and tactics
  • Financial awareness workshops
 


Sponsor Benefits (What YOU get):

1) Sponsor a $597 gold veteran scholarship, and
receive more than $2200 worth of thank-you gifts:

  • 2 complimentary, transferable job listings on the popular WeHireHeroes.US website (a $594 value!),
  • Company ad promotion throughout our 50,000+ member veterans' network as an official Civilian Boot Camp sponsor for 3 months ($1200 value!),
  • A complimentary business listing in the upcoming Veteran to Veteran local services directory (a $299 value!),
  • A permanent, 30-second recorded commercial on a "Voice of the Veteran" radio show episode ($300 value!),
  • Naming rights - scholarship named for you, your company, or someone important to you (value: priceless!),
  • A WeHireHeroes.US "Shield of Commitment" plaque,
  • An honorary inclusion on our Honor Wall,
  • The satisfaction of knowing you made a difference that really matters in the lives of veterans and their families.

 

- OR -

2) Sponsor a $100 silver partial scholarship, and
receive more than $800 worth of thank-you gifts:

  • A permanent, 15-second commercial on a "Voice of the Veteran" radio show episode (a $150 value!),
  • A complimentary business listing in the upcoming Veteran to Veteran local services directory (a $299 value!),
  • Company ad promotion on our 50,000+ member veterans' network as an official Civilian Boot Camp sponsor for 30 days ($400 value!),
  • A WeHireHeroes.US "Shield of Commitment" certificate,
  • An honorary inclusion on our Honor Wall,
  • The satisfaction of knowing you made a difference that really matters in the lives of veterans and their families.

Honor Wall seal

 

It's rare that you get the opportunity to make such a huge change in
someone's life for such a small investment.

And who deserves it more than our returning military members?

 

 


This group of 100 veteran students will be our"proof of concept". Our success rate will allow us to attract further investment and Veteran Affairs approval to expand the program and help many more veterans successfully re-civilianize in the coming years.

We're enrolling our second class of ambitious students now. Classes are scheduled to begin on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017.

*Update: Our first five students (one with a PhD, one with a double Master's degree, one with a Bachelor's degree, and two working on their Associate's degree) have begun the Civilian Boot Camp course. Stay tuned here for progress reports!

Will you help us, help them?
Will you stand strong for those who've already stood tall for us?

 

Use a button below to make your contribution to the
WeHireHeroes Civilian Boot Camp™ Scholarship Fund.
Thank you for your support!

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$597 Gold Level
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$100 Silver Level

 


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Questions? Contact Lance T. Walker, Managing Director

 

 
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