The military culture, as many veterans have lived and worked within, is a subculture of mainstream America. Veterans have lived and worked on military bases and installations, ships, submarines, and in tents; they ate meals ready to eat (MREs); and most have moved a lot (some move every year for 20 years). The civilian world has a different language and a different culture that a veteran must re-learn to navigate, in order to have a successful transition. As a result of this cultural difference, veterans have difficulty in obtaining and maintaining employment. NVTSI developed “REBOOT Workshops™” to help veterans in making this cultural shift.
REBOOT Workshops™ are designed to assist members of the military in making the social and career transition from years of service by addressing their fears and “re-booting” their skills. The workshop features three weeks of education designed to enhance and build upon their training, experience and skills to prepare them for life after the military. To accomplish this goal we combined the universal principals of cognitive science from two of the best authorities in the country, The Pacific Institute® and Operation Legacy.
REBOOT Workshop™ Features:
Week I – Military-to-Civilian Personal Transition.
Developed by The Pacific Institute®, week one Addresses the Transition Domains of personal effectiveness and wellbeing.*
Spanning 13 multi-media modules, and utilizing video and audio sessions, written materials, exercises, practice interviews and self-assessment tools to help participants understand how their mind works for-and-against them, this segment provides attendees with the tools to help them manage positive and negative thoughts, unlock their potential and achieve any goal they set.
Week II – Military-to-Civilian Lifestyle Transition.
Developed by Operation Legacy, week two Addresses the Transition Domains of living situation and community-life functioning.**
This segment provides a series of discussions and exercises that enable the participants to identify the personal aspects of values, talents and strategies to develop a plan to achieve a meaningful purpose and vision in life.
Week III – Military-to-Civilian Career Transition.
Addresses the Transition Domains of employment, career and education.
This session goes beyond the workshops offered by traditional transition programs offered at the time of separation. Here participants are given in-depth assistance on job preparation, resume writing, interviewing techniques, job searching, and career planning through goal setting. They also take career assessments to help determine what career after the military is their best fit and participate in mock interviews with real HR professionals to hone their newly acquired skills.
Upon successful completion of this intensive 15-day seminar, graduates are provided with:
- Job Matching Assistance via our “Ready for Hire” initiative and Job Search page.
- The assignment of a professional Career Coach if needed.
- On-going Support through our many community partnerships.
- Peer networking (via social networks of Faceboook and REBOOT Alumni Network).
- Monitoring for success.
- Free refresher seminars.
**Transition to Civilian Life – 5 Steps 20 Exercises is the Intellectual Property of Operation Legacy
What Graduates Are Saying About REBOOT
“Before the program I was more concerned with everything that was going on around me. Now, I control what is actually happening around me by changing my mindset and actually using positive thinking in my everyday life.”
“I went from being jobless to being hired at a respectable nonprofit organization earning $42,000 a year during a horrible economy.”
“I believe that I am a different person because of the class and am looking forward to my transition as soon as it comes.”
“I am working for a company in lower Michigan as a Project Manager, making $80,000. It only took me 1 interview, I truly believe it is because of my resume…and REBOOT.”
We Thank Our Generous Donors/Supporters
Veterans Need A Robust Transition Process Which Includes Job Skills Training To Be Successful Civilians
Each year over 200,000 service members leave the military. Over 80% struggle with rebuilding their lives and finding meaningful employment. With your support we can help them REBOOT their lives.