REBOOTing the Lives & Careers of Our Troops and Boosting Our Workforce
Who We Are
OPERATION Skill-Bridge is a veteran workforce development initiative initially funded by the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation to develop a veteran talent pipeline from military service to key civilian industries to support local companies.
Lead by the San Diego Veteran’s Coalition’s Education, Employment, and Entrepreneurship (E3) Action Group, in coordination with other veteran workforce development service providers, OPERATION Skill-Bridge is an orchestrated effort between multiple agencies, training providers, employers and the government.
By focusing on and resolving the key reintegration issues of veterans and the challenges employers face trying to hire them, OPERATION SKILL-BRIDGE will orchestrate a predictable talent pipeline from military service to employment in priority sectors through a coordinated training effort with multiple agencies.
OPERATION Skill-Bridge is made possible with continued funding from the California Employment Training Panel (ETP) and donations from corporations, and is available to veterans, reservist, and transitioning service members with up to nine-months remaining on active service.
OPERATION Skill-Bridge has been designed to work seamlessly with the DoD’s SKILLBRIDGE program.
Veteran Workforce Development Pipeline
An Industry-Driven, Community-Lead Initiative to Reboot the Lives & Careers of Transitioning Service Members and Veterans and Promote a Strong Workforce.
Transition Readiness Phase Soft Skills
Use evidence-based solutions only.
Leverage existing funds and resources. Centrally organize and monitor cohorts.
Technical Training Phase Hard Skills
Use local and regional training partners.
Courses selected are based on SDEDC/WFP regional job growth projections.
Job Matching Phase Workplace Integration
Placement is based on course completion, the veteran’s career DNA (Smart Veteran Placement System), and regional employer participation.