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New program helps Nellis airmen transition to public sector careers

Posted: 2:45 PM, Dec 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-01 17:49:54-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Men and women at Nellis Air Force Base who choose to leave the military have access to new resources and training.

Bank of Nevada and STEM 101 are partnering with Nellis help them successfully translate their military skills to the private sector workforce through the Veteran Employment Connection of Southern Nevada.

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The program will assist the approximately 840 men and women at Nellis Air Force Base who leave the military each year, once their enlistment obligation is fulfilled.

In an alliance with Nellis Air Force Base, STEM 101 will work with airmen approximately six months before their military service ends.

STEM 101 will provide assessment, information, training and resources that connect them with employers in Nevada’s in-demand careers.

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Airmen who are interested in occupations that require additional training or certification will learn how and where to get those additional skills.

For qualifying candidates, many employers will cover part or all of the cost of additional training and certification. Most in-demand careers that employers are seeking to fill do not require a 4-year college degree.