Vets2PM Transition Program
Demand over the next 10 years for project managers is growing faster than demand for workers in other occupations. By 2027, employers will need nearly 88 million individuals in project management-type roles. If you’re a Veteran, the good news is your military service can easily translate to a career in project management. That’s what Eric “Doc” Wright, founder of Vets2PM, realized once he found his niche in the project management world after getting out of the Navy.
Today, Vets2PM helps Veterans achieve success in Corporate America with professional certifications, training, and placement services. If you’re preparing to transition from the US Armed Forces, the military to civilian resume writing professionals at Empire Resume will introduce you to Vets2PM and discuss:
- What is Vets2PM?
- Vets2PM Courses
- Vets2PM Process
- Funding for Vets2PM
What is Vets2PM?
Based in Florida, Vets2PM is a veteran transition program that helps Veterans become “fluent in business” and earn “in-demand” credentials that help them find high-paying, post-service careers in project management, cybersecurity, human resources management and as general managers.
According to its website, the company has helped over 4,000 service members and veterans achieve lucrative post-service careers.
The mission of Vets2PM is to help Military Veterans achieve Meaningful, Lucrative Careers by:
- Inspiring them with a clear, meaningful, lucrative end-state as a career project, human resources, cyber security, or general manager.
- Train them to deliver project and operational success and obtain associated management credentials.
- Prepare them for civilian life reintegration with professional resumes, interview skills, and social media savvy.
- Place them into meaningful, lucrative management careers.
For more information on the program, get weekly insights for successful post-service careers at the Vets2PM’s Military Transition Academy Podcast.
Military members and Veterans can earn industry credentials like the Project Management Institute’s PMP, the gold standard project management certification, and receive life-time career placement assistance, PMI-ACP, Scrum Master, Certified Manager, aPHR, and more.
Veterans can benefit from Vets2PM’s live virtual (Zoom-based) and on-demand courses with exam prep boot camps, which takes 90 days to complete.
Locations for on-site boot camps and simulators include Eglin AFB, Scott AFB and Shaw AFB.
Vets2PM is a Project Management Institute (PMI) authorized training partner, meeting the standards for training in this area. As an example, the PMP course includes:
- Over 35 hours of live instructor-led training that meets PMI’s requirements
- PMI®-Authorized PMP® Exam Prep Digital Study Guide/Materials
- Includes hard copy of PMP® Exam Prep Guide
- 1-year unlimited access to all live-virtual courses
- 1-year access to on-demand course
- 1-year student support for exam preparation
- Includes PMI application completion course, with support and audit defense
- LIFETIME job placement assistance
- Digital full-color student guides
- Downloadable templates of project management plan and project documents
- 30-day post-class study plan
- Parallel military to civilian examples
- Lifetime membership to the Vets2PM LinkedIn Alumni networking group
- A professionally written 2-page executive resume
- A 4-hour Interview Skills Workshop including 2 post-interview telephonic debriefs
The Vets2PM process includes:
1. Veteran inspiration
Veterans have in-demand skills civilian employers want and need. Vets2PM will give you some inspiration and help you translate your experience so you can understand how your current skills apply to the civilian world.
2. Get certified and credentialed
Vets2PM has decades of experience in developing, managing, and sourcing world-class training that employers need and want.
3. Civilian professional development
Walk the walk and talk the talk with Vets2PM by learning key interview skills and more.
4. Lifetime placement services
Vets2PM provides free lifetime placement service with its curated database called “PurpleX.” Purple X is the system used to manage Vets2PM alumni, now called ‘candidates.’
By having your resume entered into PurpleX you are visible to Vets2PM and their trusted Corporate (Employer) Partners who are interested in hiring Veterans.
Funding for Vets2PM
Vets2PM accepts the Army Credentialing Assistance, AF Cool funding, and unit funds.
Some military Veterans may be eligible for funding via MCCC, Military Corps Career Connect, known as C3.
Unfortunately, the GI Bill does not cover Vets2PM courses at this time.
After Vets2PM, You’ll Need to Create a LinkedIn Profile
While Vets2PM provides professional development for Veterans including resume writing through its Boot Camp Plus program, they cannot help you create LinkedIn profiles. They’ll give you “the tools you need to create the most effective profile.”
It’s essential to create a Veteran LinkedIn profile since more than 98% of hiring managers use LinkedIn to recruit and vet candidates.
Think of your LinkedIn profile as the point man walking several steps ahead of you on the lookout. LinkedIn’s sole purpose is to be the first to come into contact you’re your peers, companies, recruiters, and hiring authorities.
Additionally, LinkedIn is your wingman in supporting your career efforts. LinkedIn acts as your representative to introduce you to others in the project management environment and potential employers to extend a virtual handshake. A LinkedIn profile can do wonders in helping you achieve career success in the future as a Veteran.
Look no further than Empire Resume for your done-for-you LinkedIn profile writing needs. When you receive a certification like the PMP, you should show it loud and proud on LinkedIn. After all, it’s a huge accomplishment!
Choose us and we’ll even honor you with a $25 military discount. That’s just one of the ways you can experience the 2023 best military-to-civilian resume service difference. We know how to help Veterans achieve career success. We guarantee it! Contact us to get started.
Dr. Phillip Gold is President/CEO of Empire Resume and has vast experience writing resumes for both professionals and service members transitioning from the military into civilian roles. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force and was responsible for leading nuclear missile security. Phillip is a Certified Professional Resume Writer and holds a BA in Communications from The Ohio State University, an MS in Instructional Technology, an MBA in Finance, and a Ph.D. in Finance.