SkillBridge, formerly Career Skills Program, launches DoD website

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  • By Education & Training Center
  • 341st Missile Wing

On 14 June 2019, the Department of Defense launched a new DoD SkillBridge website at the following link:

SkillBridge, formerly known as the Career Skills Program, is an excellent opportunity for service members as they transition to civilian life after the military.

SkillBridge matches civilian opportunities to service members’ job training and work experience at the end of their military service.

In addition to opportunities such as Tuition Assistance and the GI Bill program, service members can enhance their marketability and post-separation career prospects by participating.

Any rank, enlisted or officer, may apply for SkillBridge.

SkillBridge permits service members to use up to the last 180 days of service to work and learn with an industry partner.

During participation, service members continue to receive military compensation and benefits.

There are many industry partners with opportunities in a variety of fields to include energy, information technology, manufacturing, retail, transportation, civil service and more.

These industry partners have developed SkillBridge programs for separating service members as their expertise, dedication and service are valued.

Release from SkillBridge is always mission-dependent and unit commanders must authorize participation prior to entering into any agreement with industry employment.

For further questions, visit the website or contact the Education & Training Center at 406-731-3531.