The Transition & Employment Team at Mt. Carmel has a collective goal of assisting veterans and their family members gain meaningful employment. Based on your specific situation, you will get one-on-one assistance by a peer navigator counselor that has been in a situation very similar to yours, but you will have the support of the entire team and access to all of Mt. Carmel’s wrap around services. Our team assists with determining career goals, resume development, interviewing techniques, networking and job leads. We host job fairs, networking events, employer days, transition workshops and mock interview events on a regular basis to assist you and your family. Our support services are provided at no cost to our clients.
To begin working with one of our specialists, the following information needs to be provided:
• Phone Number
• Status: Active Duty, National Guard, Reservist, Veteran, or Family Member
• Date of Separation
• Optional comments you’d like to share with your specialist
Peer Navigator – Veterans Integration Program
The nationally recognized Veterans Integration Program (VIP) at Mt. Carmel specializes in providing services to transitioning military members (and their spouses) through an intensive focus on employment via training and education resources. Additionally, this program aims to introduce military members to community groups, workshops and networking opportunities. Peer Navigators are veterans with a deep understanding of the military culture who establish personal, individualized connections and act as guides through essential employment-related resources.
Eligibility: Any transitioning service member, 1-year prior, or up to 2-years from the date of separation from any status or component of the military.
Veterans Service to Career Program
The Veterans Service to Career Program is a state grant, funded under House Bill 18-1343, and administered in partnership with the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. Funding from this grant is used to offer a more intensive set of tools, seminars, and group activities that have been proven effective in finding gainful employment. This grant focuses on job coaching, internships, training and supportive services.
Veterans who –
- • Are within at least six months of separation
- • Have documentation (DD Form 214 or orders)
- • Served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days and were discharged or released with
- other than a dishonorable discharge
- • Were discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability
- • Are a member of a reserve component under an order to active duty, served on active duty during a
- period of war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge is authorized and was
- discharged or released from such duty with other than a dishonorable discharge.
Dependent family members –
- • Current or former spouse (within six months, or later, of the sponsor’s separation) who is currently eligible for Veteran’s benefits such as healthcare, retirement and access to military facilities
- • Must have documentation (DD Form 214 or orders)
- • A Veteran’s dependent child who is 26 years of age or younger and lives in the home of the
- Veteran, or
- • A Veteran’s caregiver who is 18 years of age or older and has significant responsibility for
- managing the well-being of an injured Veteran who has been determined unemployable by the
- Veterans’ Administration.
MilSpouse Career Program
MilSpouse Career Program:
The MilSpouse Career Program (MCP) provides employment assistance services to military spouses of all eras along the Front Range through direct support within Mt Carmel and integrated use of existing community resources and partnerships.
Available services include:
• Job coaching services
• Career readiness workshops
• Networking opportunities and other special employment related events such as industry spotlight days, employer recruiting events and employment focused panel discussions
• Resource referrals to our valued community partners and others in the Colorado Springs area
• Volunteer opportunities at Mt. Carmel which enable spouses to gain marketable skills and work experience which can also be documented on their resumes.
Mt. Carmel is also an active member of the Colorado Springs Military Spouse Career Coalition (MSCC) and the Pikes Peak Military Veterans and Spouses (MVS) Coalition whose missions are to empower military spouses in pursuit of meaningful careers and/or livable wages, and to support legislation and initiatives that minimize military spouse employment barriers.
For more information, please call (719) 772-7000 or visit Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center at 530 Communication Circle, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80905.
As our five local military installations continue to track approximately 400 service members transitioning out of our local military force each month, there are multiple opportunities for local corporations, businesses and organizations to get involved in and support veteran job seekers. The Mt. Carmel Transition & Employment Team looks forward to working with your company to find the best way for you to make a difference in veterans!
Critical for all clients, whether they be in transition from active duty, or years into their civilian lives, finding meaningful employment can be the difference for them and their ability to be happy, productive and engaged members of our community.
By assisting our veterans and family members you help everyone in the community. Keeping these very talented individuals in our communities will help to grow your business and our economy. Here are a few ways you can help:
Hire a Veteran
If you have employment opportunities and are looking for veterans to hire let us help you find those individuals. We work with veterans and their family members seeking jobs every day. If we know of specific employment opportunities in the community, we can send the best candidates your way!
Each month, Mt. Carmel hosts Networking and Mock Interview events to teach transitioning service members these vital job seeking skills. We always bring in community employers to assist us, and their coaching and mentorship is invaluable! We would love to have you on our team!
Spread the Word
Guide veterans and their families to Mt. Carmel so we can provide additional support and help. Remember, we do more than just employment at Mt. Carmel, if you know a veteran who needs any type of support, please send them our way so we can get them the best resources possible!
Join our Internship Program
Critical to the veteran population and to their spouses is the opportunity to gain relevant civilian workforce experience. Veterans often have little concept of what working in an office or a particular industry environment would be like. There also can be hesitation on the part of employers to hire and train a transitioning service member given their lack of civilian experience. Equally challenging is the ability for the spouse of a veteran to enter the workforce with the gaps in employment history and potentially lost work experience due to frequent moves and managing the family dynamic during their spouse’s deployments.
In both cases, having the opportunity to earn experience through internships at reputable organizations that potentially have permanent positions available at the conclusion of the assignment represents the perfect entrée into civilian employment. Even if the hiring organization is unable to offer the intern permanent employment, the experience will provide the veteran or eligible family member with valuable experience to contribute to a stronger resume and afford them greater job prospects in the future.
We are currently seeking employers who would be willing to participate in this great program by hiring veterans and eligible family members through this wonderful internship program.
If your organization is looking to fill a wide variety of positions or a large number of positions, do not hesitate to contact Mt. Carmel to have your very own Employer Day at our beautiful facility. Basically, this is your very own recruiting event or job fair!
Industry Specific Job Fairs
Mt. Carmel hosts industry specific job fairs. With these industry specific events, anyone that walks through the door is a possible candidate for your organization.
Offered at Mt. Carmel to provide clients with affordable professional and business attire to prepare for career interviews and to enhance a professional wardrobe. CIVVIES eases financial burdens for clients and ensures they begin new job opportunities with confidence. Monetary donations are suggested.
Open weekdays 8 am – 5 pm
Mt. Carmel accepts gently used business attire clothing donations.
For more information call (719) 772-7000