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Orion Talent's 30+ year history of successfully matching veterans with civilian job opportunities means we are a trusted source of military talent for top companies around the world. This expertise has now expanded to include opportunities for upskilling and reskilling through HireSkills. HireSkills connects military candidates with companies looking to tap into existing veteran expertise while providing workplace-relevant knowledge and advanced skills. Enhance your marketability and post-separation career prospects by working with Orion Talent to locate, apply for, and begin a SkillBridge internship today.
Department of Defense SkillBridge is a program that offers skills training and internships to transitioning service members through an Authorized SkillBridge Organization. Authorized SkillBridge organizations are companies or nonprofits whose programs have been approved by the Department of Defense because they represent an opportunity for service members to gain skills that make them more employable upon transition from the military. These opportunities last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks and take place during the last 180 days of Service while you are still receiving military compensation and benefits.
Any rank, enlisted or officer, may apply. Release for SkillBridge is always mission-dependent, and your unit Commander must authorize participation prior to entering into any agreement with interested industry employment partners.
SkillBridge is an excellent opportunity as you transition to civilian life. Our HireSkills partners represent fields such as semiconductor, data centers, energy, building automation, manufacturing, and more. These companies value your expertise, dedication and service and you get the chance to enhance as you enhance your marketability and career prospects through skills training and internships. These training programs must offer a high probability of post-service employment with the provider or other employers in a field related to the opportunity.
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Yes, you continue to receive military compensation and are covered by your military benefits, but you are not paid by the Authorized SkillBridge Organization.
The SkillBridge program is available to service members in the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, although each has its own application requirements and processes.
SkillBridge was established under a DOD directive in 2014.