Transitioning from military service? Hiring Our Heroes organization has several programs for those transitioning. Transitioning service members are those active duty service members who plan to transition out of the military within 180 days. The Fellowships through Hiring Our Heroes can be used for SkillBridge. There are four programs through Hiring Our Heroes.
- Corporate Fellowship Program
- Salesforce Fellowship Program
- Career Forward Fellowship Program
- Career Forward Training Track
Corporate Fellowship Program
This program offers professional development training and hands-on experience. Participating organizations have developed relationships with Hiring Our Heroes to provide their insight to participants in the program. Those enrolled in the program are matched with a host company that best fits the candidates’ needs and goals. Then on-the-job training provides knowledge as well as networking opportunities and classes. There are three cohorts a year, with rolling applications.
Salesforce Fellowship Program
The Salesforce Fellowship Program is a partnership between Hiring Our Heroes and Salesforce providing their 12-week program of experience to allow for a transition to a Salesforce career. Like the other Fellowship Program, the host company is matched for the fellowship candidate based on skills and preferences. The Salesforce organization provides training, classes, and certification exams. There are three cohorts a year, with rolling applications.
Career Forward Fellowship Program and Training Track
The Career Forward program is a new program specifically made to train in Google Career Certificates. The certificate fields have in-demand jobs, making it ideal for those transitioning out of military service. Those enrolled in the Google Career Certificate program enroll in a certificate of choice. The certificates are in data analytics, IT support, project management, or user experience design. The programs are self-paced, and can usually be completed part-time in a period of three to six months. The program comes with the support of Hiring Our Heroes staff and others enrolled in the program. The network is invaluable, especially alongside the certificate program. At the end of the program, the Hiring Our Heroes program aids with resume writing, job searching, and interview preparation. The entire program is virtual and can be completed when living overseas, if returning to the states within one year.
Life outside the military can feel foreign, especially for those who have had a career within the military spanning decades. Hiring Our Heroes recognizes this and has tools to provide a transition into a career of interest.