Military and Families

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Service Members and their Families

Connecting Veterans and Their Family Members

Service members, veterans, and their families are valuable contributors to communities and economies in the PacMtn region. With adaptability, resilience, and keen problem-solving abilities, military families know how to navigate complex scenarios with efficiency and effectiveness, and a wide array of resources are available to connect with through WorkSource and PacMtn programs.

For Veteran & Spouse Career Resources

Check out our downloadable guide

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Aviation Pathways

Preparing Veterans for Careers in Aviation

Aviation Pathways is a DoD SkillBridge and Army Career Skills Approved program that provides transitioning, retiring, and veteran aircraft mechanics with refresher skills and training over 9 weeks to successfully prepare for the FAA Oral and Practical exams. Certified A&P Mechanics are in great demand and, once participants pass the oral & practical exams, they are ready for a long, stable career in the aerospace industry.

Not only do participants receive instruction that prepares them to take the FAA exams, they also will work with a career preparation coach to help develop a stellar resume, prepare for interviews, learn how to negotiate a salary, and directly connect participants with industry recruiters over the course of the program.

Candidates must be able to provide records showing at least 18 months of aviation maintenance experience and obtain an FAA 8610-2 in order to qualify.

Employment Assistance

Job Seeker Resources

Below is a list of some job seeker resources available for both veterans and their family members.

For Veterans

If you are already out of the military, there are still resources available to you as a veteran. Some of the services that the system provides can be found here on WorkSoureWA.  Sign up for an account to be connected with veteran resources within the PacMtn region.

For Military Spouses and Family Members

Your dedication to your service member often requires geographic and career moves that look very different from most civilians. Navigating career changes associated with PCS and military transition can be a challenge, but the workforce development system is here to assist. Some of the programs and resources available in the PacMtn region include:

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Transitioning & Recently Transitioned Service Members

Whether you have served 3 years or 30, the workforce development system has valuable resources that can help you navigate the complexities of building a post-military career. The best time to begin navigating those resources is as soon as you consider transitioning. Some of the valuable resources available to transitioning service members include PacMtn programs specifically developed to serve the needs of those who have served:

Transition Resources

Transitioning to another location? 

Check out local resources in your new community by finding the American Job Center nearby. 

Not sure what the next step looks like?

Check out the videos on PacMtn’s YouTube channel to explore some career options.

My Next Move for Veterans is a new interactive tool designed to help U.S. veterans learn about their career options. The site has tasks, skills, salary information, job listings, and more for over 900 different careers. Veterans can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or by discovering civilian careers that are similar to their job in the military.

Transitioning Service Members, Veterans, and Spouses

Work Ex

Your WorkEx Internship gives you 8 to 12 weeks of hands-on work experience and training, placing you miles ahead of the competition when you interview for the job. With WorkEx, veterans and their spouses will benefit from the following and more:

  • Real-world work experience
  • Guaranteed job interview
  • Mentorship
  • Career counseling

Visit WorkEx website by clicking the button below.

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