USTechVets is a new program designed to connect veterans to employment opportunities in the nation’s technology community. The program seeks to facilitate veterans' transition to civilian careers, reduce veteran unemployment and provide America’s veteran workforce access to jobs within the technology industry. USTechVets.org is an online community powered by Monster.com, designed to connect the one million veterans who are transitioning back into civilian life to employment opportunities within the technology industry.
The USTechVets.org site contains tools and resources for transitioning military personnel and their family members, including a military skills translator to match veteran’s skills to civilian jobs, a searchable database of jobs in the technology sector and educational resources to help veterans develop skills to thrive in a private sector career. Veterans can use the military skills translator to match their skills to civilian jobs, access a searchable database of jobs at member companies of the participating technology associations and tap into educational resources to help them develop skills to thrive in a private sector career.
USTechVets is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), Monster.com and Military.com, in partnership with several national technology associations. Participating associations include the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA), Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA), CompTIA, Electronic Security Association (ESA), National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), Professional Services Council (PSC), Security Industry Association (SIA), Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and the Wireless Infrastructure Association (PCIA).
DAV, a national veterans advocacy and assistance organization with more than 1.2 million members, is partnering to promote USTechVets to its constituents. Member companies of participating associations get free access to a resume database of over 800,000 veterans, state of the art search tools to find the right potential employee, and other tools to post and manage job openings.