SkillBridge For Military Personnel
Our Training Philosophy:
Our goal is to give our students every opportunity, and the tools to succeed. We accomplish this by including a mentorship program with Word Press professionals. Through the mentorship program you have the opportunity to ask questions about the training, and working in the WP community.
Each year over 200,000 service members transition out of the military. This map provides some useful state-specific data reflecting the total number of personnel who are projected to separate from a given state.
The Department of Defence (DoD) SkillBridge program is an opportunity for active-duty service members to gain valuable civilian work experience with DOI during their last 180 days of service. SkillBridge connects service members with DOI components in real-world job experiences. DOI welcomes SkillBridge participants for separating service members.
SkillBridge is a great opportunity for transitioning service members to build their resumes, explore employment interests, develop job skills, and gain valuable federal government work experience that will help them prepare for their adjustment to the workplace.
During SkillBridge participation, Service members continue to receive military compensation and remain covered by their military benefits.
This is a great opportunity for your business to help Service men and women get training, and help them kick start their new careers!
Why should you join our SKillBridge Program?
There are several reasons listed below. The biggest one is that technology is ever evolving, and WordPress owns the majority of the market of websites. The internet is younger than a few of you reading this page, and can be compared to the uncharted areas of space.
WordPress’ community is only second best to the military, and facilitates an environment where everyone wants to help each other succeed.
What’s in it for you?
- You can be in an internship with some of the leading WordPress companies.
- You can be trained by the best people and tech developers around.
- WordPress has a community that is built to help one another succeed. We can’t do it on our own, and we don’t want to.
- Word Press has several different ways to become involved in the community, and friendly people that want you to be there.
How it works
- We find the companies who want to work with you.
- You interview for the internship to see if you think the company is a good fit.
- When selected you’ll start a 12 week internship for the company.
- Once the 12 weeks are over you may be offered a full-time position, or you can apply to be apart of our Apprenticeship Program.
Upcoming SKillBridge Dates:
January 30, 2022 – April 21, 2023: Class size 20-30
May 1, 2022 – July 21, 2023: Class size 20-30
What is SkillBridge?
SkillBridge is an opportunity for Service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific industry training, apprenticeships, or internships during the last 180 days of military service prior to release from Active Duty. SkillBridge connects Service members with industry partners and real-world job experiences that are designed to aid the Service Member in finding meaningful and gainful employment after discharge. The duration of a SkillBridge program must not be more than 180 days and must occur during a participating Service member’s last 180 days on active duty, in accordance with guidance described in DOD Instruction 1322.29.
How do Service members apply to become participants in a SkillBridge Program?
The contact person for WordPress SkillBridge is Hector Guerra at [email protected]
What are the eligibility requirements for Service members?
Service members must be able to complete the program within their last 180 days of military service, and it is strongly recommended that Service members complete as much of their Service’s transition program as possible prior to starting a SkillBridge program. This ensures that they are well informed of all of their post-Service options prior to entering this program. Approval authority rests with the first field grade commander authorized to impose non-judicial punishment under Article 15 of the UCMJ in the Service member’s chain of command. Such commanders may approve or disapprove participation by a Service member based upon unit mission requirements.
Contact Hector Guerra at [email protected] or Talisha Lewallen at [email protected]
Is this program open to Veterans and to military spouses?
The DOD SkillBridge program is for Active Duty Service Members and select groups of the National Guard and the Reserves. Through this program, the DOD will continue to provide these members their salary, allowances, and benefits while they are in training with DOD SkillBridge Industry Partners.
Are interested Service members required to complete a Transition Assistance Program prior to participating in a SkillBridge Program?
It is strongly recommended that Service members complete as much of their Service’s transition program as possible prior to starting a SkillBridge program. This ensures that they are well informed of all of their post-Service options prior to entering this program.