How can we equip young people with the skills, information and opportunities to succeed in the world of work? read the brief
Hurdles & Success Stories
Share your story, or someone else’s, about the hurdles you faced and/or the successes you achieved when you first entered the workforce, or made another big life transition. Find out more...
Skills & Training
Help us identify new types of ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ skills that today’s young people might need to succeed in the workplace, and the ways in which they’re being acquired. Find out more...
The Employer’s Perspective
As an employer what’s your perspective on supporting young people in their transition to work? Find out more...
What have we missed? Inspire us with insights, examples and stories which go beyond our other missions for this challenge. Find out more...
What are some great examples of how businesses, governments, educators and NGOs have collaborated to help young people into employment? Find out more...
IAVA: From the military to the workforce
IAVA supports veterans in the transition from the military into the workforce-- with job training, job fairs, and political action to increase employment opportunities.
IAVA is a veterans organization for US veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. They provide a host of services to young vets, including employment programs. From the IAVA website:
No veteran should come home from Iraq or Afghanistan to an unemployment check. And to fight shockingly high joblessness rates, IAVA has stepped up in a variety of ways through our Combat to Career initiative.
- This offers groundbreaking resources to our members, like providing 6,000 free business suits to veterans, helping hundreds of them navigate the job market atSmart Job Fairs and providing critical training to vets through Google Resume Workshops.
- IAVA is also a force to be reckoned with on Capitol Hill. In 2011, when Washington was in a stalemate, we led the way to pass the Vow to Hire Heroes Act, our top legislative priority. This bill helped over 200,000 unemployed veterans during one of the worst economic situations in decades.
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May 29, 2012,
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