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Our Mission

We increase the veteran employment rate by helping transitioning military, veterans, and spouses build personal confidence and enhance their individual economic stability through job search skills training, practical tools, and one-on-one coaching.

Our Core Values

Our core values incorporate respect, commitment, integrity, and equity to support the career goals of all veterans, active military, spouses, and partners we serve. We create and maintain an inclusive environment for all people and value those with diverse backgrounds to build a safe, inspiring, and professional community within our organization.

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Our Vision

Veterans employed in the career of their choice, where they can comfortably provide for themselves and their family, and be contributing members of their community.

Our Story

The VetCTAP program concept grew out of the personal experience of Sandra Fichter (former US Army Officer), who is a Human Resources (HR) professional. In her HR role, Sandra reviewed resumes from transitioning veterans that did not reflect their skills. Sandra could predict that they would not be selected for jobs they qualified for because they did not effectively communicate their strengths and skills.  This is when the concept of the VetCTAP workshop series was born.

Sandra recruited Sr. Learning and Development expert, Janis Whitaker and other HR professionals to create a job search workshop series. The program was built around three key elements:  one-on-one coaching, utilizing HR professionals as facilitators and coaches, and reaching military members before they leave the service, allowing for a smooth and successful career change.

The VetCTAP workshop series (formerly CTAP) began in 2012 successfully assisting military, veterans, and spouses through their career transition. The program has sustained a 90% success rate of graduates obtaining the career of their choice. This success is not possible without HR and business professionals who volunteer to teach and coach, and donors who share in our passion supporting veterans and spouses in transition.

Preparing Our Heroes and Their spouses for Today's Workplace

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