As a veteran, you have access to more resources than many of your classmates. New York State's Department of Labor has a dedicated office just for veterans. It provides many services specifically geared to veterans. The combination of their services, your military experience, and your City Tech education can take you where you want to go. Among the services available:
New York City is a great place. Not only for an education but to live and work. The City of New York employs thousands of veterans, reservists and Guard members, in dozens of agencies and departments. From the NYPD and the FDNY to the Department of Education and even CUNY, New York City has hundreds of opportunities. Is your skill set a good fit for public sector employment? Find out on NYC's website.
ACP is a New York City based non-profit organization dedicated to helping members and veterans of the armed services transition to the corporate environment. ACP provides current and past military members with mentoring and networking opportunity with employees of America's leading corporations, including Campbell Soup, General Electric, Home Depot, Morgan Stanley, PepsiCo and Verizon.
American Corporate Partners has more than 300 mentorships in eight nationwide cities, and has the following goals: Assist in the transition from the armed services to private enterprise for those who have served their country. Grow and strengthen the network of veteran and corporate leaders in the private sector. Provide veterans with opportunities to leverage their military skills and experiences in their career development. You can go to their website http://www.acp-usa.org/ and fill out the application.
Helmets to Hardhats is an apprenticeship program that will allow you to learn a trade through on-the-job training supplemented by classroom instruction at state-of-the-art training facilities. Typically, there is no charge for the training and you will be paid for the time you are working. The pay you receive from an employer can be supplemented by education benefits under the G.I. Bill, adding hundreds more dollars each month to your take home pay. An apprentice's pay increases periodically over the course of the job, and as the apprentice becomes more skilled. Many apprenticeship programs have arrangements allowing individuals to obtain college credit for classroom work. Upon graduation, you will become a journeyman — a craftsperson recognized for his or her knowledge and ability in the selected trade. In some cases your military experience can give you credit towards journeyman status and allow you to enter an apprenticeship program at an advanced level or be classified as a journeyman immediately. This can significantly assist you in getting your foot in the door if you take a vocation here at City tech. For more info please got to http://www.helmetstohardhats.org.