Get Skills to Work

Get Skills to Work is a coalition of manufacturing companies and community and technical colleges committed to recruiting, training, and retaining veterans in long-term careers in advanced manufacturing and other disciplines.

Get Skills to Work reached more than 100,000 veterans with resources to help them prepare for and enter into advanced manufacturing careers. The founding partners included GE, Alcoa, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Manufacturing Institute, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University, LinkedIn, TechShop, the Gary Sinise Foundation, the VA Center for Innovation (VACI) at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and more.  For more on the history of the program and the partners, visit our archive site here.

Colleges are joining the Get Skills to Work coalition and committing to engaging veterans, utilizing industry-certified curriculum, and connecting veterans with local manufacturing job opportunities. Below is a list of states with our partnering institutions that are committed to training veterans.

Arizona
Maricopa County Community College District

California
El Camino College

Florida 
Broward College
Daytona State College
Florida Gateway College
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Gulf Coast State College
Hillsborough Community College
Indian River State College
Palm Beach State College
Pasco-Hernando State College
Polk State College
St. Petersburg College
State College of Florida -- Manatee - Sarasota
Tallahassee Community College
Valencia College

Kansas
Wichita Area Technical College

Illinois
Danville Area College
Elgin Community College
Harper College
Illinois Valley Community College
Kankakee Community College
Kishwaukee College
Prairie State College
Richard J. Daley College
Southwestern Illinois College
Triton College
Waubonsee Community College

Indiana
Ivy Tech Community College Southwest

Iowa
Des Moines Area Community College
Eastern Iowa Community Colleges
Upper Iowa University

Massachusetts
Quinsigamond Community College

Minnesota
Dunwoody College of Technology
South Central College

Nevada
Western Nevada College

North Carolina
Central Carolina Community College
Central Piedmont Community College
Cleveland Community College
Forsyth Technical Community College
Halifax Community College

Ohio
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Lorain County Community College
Stark State College

Oklahoma
Francis Tuttle Technology Center

Pennsylvania
Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology
Lancaster County Career & Technology Center
Lehigh Career & Technical Institute

Texas
Alamo Colleges
Houston Community College
Lone Star College System
Tarrant County College District

Virginia 
ECPI University

Wisconsin
Gateway Technical College