NVTI Class Resources
The following is a list of resources referenced in NVTI classes. We have arranged these resources by high level topics: Agencies and Partners; Resources to Serve Employers; Resources to Serve Veterans; and finally, Legislation, Regulation, and Guidance. Within those topic areas, the resources are arranged alphabetically.
Agencies and Partners
DOL VETS site that overviews the vision, mission, values, and leadership of the agency.
American Job Centers (AJCs)
American Job Centers (AJCs) provide free help to job seekers for a variety of career and employment-related needs.
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans’ organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.
Bureau of Labor Statistics data on the employment status of the civilian population
Details the employment status of the civilian population 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and sex.
Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
The mission of the Employment and Training Administration is to contribute to the more efficient functioning of the U.S. labor market by providing high-quality job training, employment, labor market information, and income maintenance services primarily through state and local workforce development systems.
Jobs for Veterans State Grants (JVSG) Program
The Jobs for Veterans State Grants (JVSG) program provides federal funding, through a formula grant, to 54 State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) to hire dedicated staff to provide individualized career and training-related services to veterans and eligible persons with significant barriers to employment and to assist employers fill their workforce needs with job-seeking veterans.
National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA)
These agencies deliver training, employment, career, and business services, in addition to administering the unemployment insurance, veteran reemployment, and labor market information programs.
National Veterans’ Training Institute (NVTI)
National Veterans’ Training Institute (NVTI) was established to develop and enhance the professional skills of veterans' employment and training service providers throughout the United States.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.
Social Security Administration
United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities.
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Exchange
Resources and assistance to support HUD's community partners.
United States Department of Labor – Veterans’ Employment and Training Services (DOL VETS)
DOL VETS main site
United States DOL – Email subscription service
To sign up for updates or set subscriber preference to DOL information
United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
VA main site
Veterans Career Fairs – The American Legion
The American Legion’s career fair site
VETS News & Media
Veterans’ Employment and Training Service site with VETS employment data.
VETS Regional Offices
A map of VETS regional offices
Resources to Serve Employers
Information for employers about apprenticeship programs.
Resources for hiring veterans. Discover best practices by exploring articles and tools.
HIRE Vets Medallion Program
Honors the employers who hire our Nation’s Heroes; codified in the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing (HIRE) American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (HIRE Vets Act of 2017)
Jurisdiction Thresholds and Inflationary Adjustments
Sets specific dollar thresholds for companies that have entered into federal contracts or subcontracts and must abide by DOL mandates.
National Labor Exchange (NLx)
Automated job index for employers.
Veterans Hiring Toolkit
Assists and educates employers in hiring veterans and includes links with detailed information and resources to assist in the recommended steps to hiring veterans.
VETS Hire a Veteran
Provides resources for employers.
Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)
A federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment.
Resources to Serve Veterans
Career One Stop
Source for career exploration, training, & jobs sponsored by U.S. DOL
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year.
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
ESGR, a Department of Defense program, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment.
Employment and Income Supports for Homeless People
In this paper, the authors synthesize the findings of recent studies examining the role of mainstream programs such as Social Security Administration (SSA) disability programs, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and Workforce Investment Act (WIA) initiatives in enhancing employment and incomes for people who have experienced homelessness.
Homeless in the Flathead
Homeless shelter blog.
Homeless Shelter Directory
A list of homeless shelters and homeless service organizations in the U.S.
Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program
The Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) is an employment focused competitive grant program of the Department of Labor, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS)
Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF)
Provided Programs & Services to more than 20,000 veterans, service members and their families in 2017, and more than 90,000 since 2011.
Joint National Guard Employment Support Program (ESP)
Supports our National Guard Service members in finding meaningful careers and job opportunities.
Make the Connection
Online resource designed to connect Veterans, their family members and friends, and other supporters with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives.
Marine for Life Network (M4L)
Connects transitioning Marines and their family members to education resources, employment opportunities, and other veterans' services that aid in their career and life goals outside of military service.
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
The nation's largest and most influential association of military officers. Represent the interests of military officers and their families at every stage of their careers
Military Civilian Occupation Translator
Employers can use the translator to identify which military occupations (including Military Occupation Specialty, or MOS and MOC codes) best match their civilian job openings on the basis of education, training, skills, and experience.
My Next Move for Veterans
My Next Move for Veterans is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, and developed by the National Center for O*NET Development.
A tool for career exploration and job analysis.
Student Veterans of America
Student Veterans of America’s mission is to provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.
Transition Assistance Program (TAP)
TAP provides servicemembers who are about to be discharged with job seeking skills such as resume writing to help their transition to the civilian world.
United States Army – Soldier for Life (SFL)
United States Army Soldier for Life (SFL) Soldier for Life (SFL) program improves Soldier, Family, and Army readiness by developing a broad network of resources to support every soldier, veteran, and family member through all phases of their service.
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care Homeless Populations and Subpopulations Reports
Reports provide counts for sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons by household type and subpopulation, available at the national and state level, and for each Continuum of Care.
United States Department of Labor (DOL) Employment & Training Administration Unemployment Compensation for Ex-servicemembers
The Unemployment Compensation for Ex-servicemembers (UCX) program provides benefits for eligible ex-military personnel.
Veterans Career Fairs—DAV
DAV is a nonprofit charity that focuses on connecting veterans with meaningful employment and resources.
Resources for all veterans, including information on finding a job, starting a business, hiring veterans, VA benefits and information, and military spouses.
VetNet is operated through a collaboration between The Institute for Veterans and Military Families and Hire Heroes USA and serves as a platform to help veterans and their families find careers. NGOs, employers and members of the media that would like to get involved can contact here.
Personalized & confidential behavior change platform where Veterans help each other to discover issues and overcome challenges.
Legislation, Regulation, and Guidance
HIRE Vets Act
The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017, “encourage[s] effective, voluntary investments to recruit, employ, and retain men and women who have served in the United States military with annual federal awards to employers recognizing such efforts, and for other purposes.”
Post-9/11 GI Bill
Veterans who served on active duty after September 10, 2001, may qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill that can help the veteran pay for job training.
Public Law 115-31
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017
Public Law 115-245
The Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019
Title 20 of the CFR Section 1001
Services for Veterans
Title 20 of the CFR Section 1010
Application of Priority of Service for Covered Persons
Title 38 of the US Code
The VOW Act
The Veterans Opportunity to Work Act of 2011. The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is committed to helping the men and women who have served our nation and protected our Liberty compete in today’s austere economic climate through comprehensive legislation that provides a 360 solution to veteran unemployment
VPL, TEGL, TEN, and Grant Officer Memorandum Directory
VPLs are the vehicle by which VETS provides additional guidance to the states to clarify veterans’ program requirements. This is a directory of VPLs, TEGLs, and TENs.
The Wagner-Peyser Act of 1933 established a nationwide system of public employment offices known as the Employment Service. The Act was amended in 1998 to make the Employment Service part of the One-Stop services delivery system.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
Public Law 113-128
WIOA is landmark legislation that is designed to strengthen and improve our nation's public workforce system and help get Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers.
Workforce Investment Act of 1998
To consolidate, coordinate, and improve employment, training, literacy, and vocational rehabilitation programs in the United States, and for other purposes.