Employment and Transition

Employment and Transition

Peer Navigator – Veterans Integration Program

The nationally recognized Veterans Integration Program (VIP) at Mt. Carmel specializes in providing services to transitioning Military members through an intensive focus on employment via training and education resources. Additionally, this program aims to introduce the Military members to community groups, workshops, and networking opportunities. The program is FREE to all those separating from any status or component of the military. The Peer Navigator is a Veteran with a deep understanding of the military culture who is able to establish a personal, individualized connection and act as a guide through essential resources.

Eligibility: Any transitioning service member, 1-year prior, or up to 2-years from the date of separation.
Contact: To schedule an appointment please call Mt. Carmel at 719-309-4714

Call of Duty Endowment SEAL OF DISTINCTION

Call of Duty Endowment Seal of Distinction

In 2015, Mt. Carmel Center of Excellence was awarded the Call of Duty Endowment’s prestigious Seal of Distinction Award. This award is the preeminent standard of excellence in the veteran’s employment sector. This is a national award that went to only three organizations in 2015. The process to receive this award is rigorous, culminating in a 3-day on-site audit by a respected national accounting firm:

“Deloitte is honored to partner for a third year with the Call of Duty Endowment to help identify top of the line organizations in the veterans non-profit sector worthy of the Seal of Distinction,” said Mark Goulart, principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and lead client service partner for Veteran Affairs. “Once again, our rigorous vetting process – with an emphasis on metrics, transparency and high standards – has identified best-in-class organizations that are fully deserving of the Endowment’s support”.

Veterans Service to Career Pilot Program

The Veterans Service to Career Pilot Program is a state grant, funded under House Bill 16-1267, and administered in partnership with the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. Funding from this grant is used to offer a more intensive set of tools, seminars, and group activities that have been proven effective in finding gainful employment. This grant focuses in five areas: Prep Connect 360 (5-day workshop focused on enhanced career transition and education), internships, job coaching, training and supportive services.

Eligibility:
Veterans who –

  • Served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days and were discharged or released with other than a dishonorable discharge
  • Were discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability
  • Are a member of a reserve component under an order to active duty, served on active duty during a period of war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge is authorized and was discharged or released from such duty with other than a dishonorable discharge.
  • Not currently on active duty

Dependent family members -

  • Current or former spouse who is currently eligible for Veteran’s benefits such as healthcare, retirement and access to military facilities
  • A Veteran’s dependent child who is 26 years of age or younger and lives in the home of the Veteran, or
  • A Veteran’s caregiver who is 18 years of age or older and has significant responsibility for managing the well-being of an injured Veteran who has been determined unemployable by the Veterans’ Administration.

Contact: To schedule an appointment please call Mt. Carmel at 719-309-4714

Pikes Peak Workforce Center -
We have established a partnership with the Pikes Peak Workforce Center through a satellite office at our current location (530 Communication Circle, Colorado Springs on the second floor of the building). The Workforce Center is staffed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays between 8:00am and 5:00pm. Closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. We invite people to either walk-in or call for an appointment to receive support.

Eligibility: Veterans, Family Members and anyone seeking employment
Contact: For more information please call Mt. Carmel at 719-309-4714

Employers

As our five local military installations continue to track approximately 500 service members transitioning out of our local military force EACH MONTH, there are multiple opportunities for local corporations, businesses and organizations to get involved in and support veteran job seekers. The Mt. Carmel Employment Team looks forward to working with your company to find the best way for YOU to make a difference in a Veterans life today!

Critical for all veterans, whether they be in transition from active duty, or years into their civilian lives, finding meaningful employment can be the difference for them and their ability to be happy, productive and engaged members of our community.
By assisting our Veterans and family members you help everyone in the community. Keeping these very talented individuals in our communities will help to grow your business and our economy. Here are a few ways you can help:

Hire a Veteran
If you have employment opportunities and are looking for Veterans to hire let us help you find those individuals. We work with veterans and their family members seeking jobs every day. If we know of specific employment opportunities in the community, we can send the best candidates your way!

Mentorship
Each month, Mt. Carmel hosts Networking and Mock Interview events to teach transitioning service members these vital job seeking skills. We always bring in community employers to assist us, and their coaching and mentorship is invaluable! We would love to have you on our team!

Spread the Word
Guide Veterans and their families to Mt. Carmel so we can provide additional support and help. Remember, we do more than just employment at Mt. Carmel, if you know a veteran who needs any type of support, please send them our way so we can get them the best resources possible!

Join our Internship Program
Critical to the Veteran population and to their Spouses is the opportunity to gain relevant civilian workforce experience. Veterans often have little concept of what working in an office or a particular industry environment would be like. There also can be hesitation on the part of employers to hire and train a transitioning service member given their lack of civilian experience. Equally challenging is the ability for the Spouse of a Veteran to enter the workforce with the gaps in employment history and potentially lost work experience due to frequent moves and managing the family dynamic during their Spouse’s deployments.

In both cases, having the opportunity to earn experience through internships at reputable organizations that potentially have permanent positions available at the conclusion of the assignment represents the perfect entrée into civilian employment. Even if the hiring organization is unable to offer the intern permanent employment, the experience will provide the Veteran or eligible family member with valuable experience to contribute to a stronger resume and afford them greater job prospects in the future.

We are currently seeking employers who would be willing to participate in this great program by hiring veterans and eligible family members through this wonderful internship program.

Contact: To get involved in any of these employer programs, please call Mt. Carmel at 719-309-4714.

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