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Fort Benning SFL-TAP hosts first Facebook “live” hiring event

SFL-TAP Virtual job fair 4-27-2017

By Bruce W. Derdoski Jr., Fort Benning Transition Services Specialist / FORT BENNING, Ga. – The Soldier for Life-Transition Assistance team hosted its first ever Facebook live hiring event April 27, and it’s possibly the first time this Facebook technology has been leveraged by any SFL-TAP Center in the U.S. Army to connect transitioning Soldiers with prospective employers. Fort Benning’s

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Soldier for Life Center Welcomes new Career Skills Programs Manager

Yolanda Gossett - CSP Administrator

By Bruce W. Derdoski Jr., Transition Services Specialist / FORT BENNING, Ga. – The Army has a relatively new resource program to assist transitioning service members and we’re excited that it has arrived at Fort Benning. With that being said, our team at Fort Benning is proud to welcome Ms. Yolanda Gossett to our SFL-TAP Center team as the new

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Fort Benning Transition Program partners with Duke Energy for employment opportunities

Fort Benning Transitioning Soldiers recently took the first step of the Construction and Skills Trades Test (CAST) administered by Charlie Spicer (blue shirt), the Lead Military Recruiter for Duke Energy. (Photo by Bruce W. Derdoski Jr.)

By Bruce W. Derdoski Jr., Transition Services Specialist / FORT BENNING, Ga. – Twelve transitioning Soldiers from Fort Benning registered and recently attended one of two Lineman Information Sessions presented by Charlie Spicer, the Lead Military Recruiter for Duke Energy. Spicer distributed Construction and Skills Trades Test (CAST) Lineman Test Study Guides during these information sessions.  Seven Soldiers took the

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Fort Benning Transition Program equals success

Fort Benning Soldiers preparing to leave the Army speak with Jacob Loyd (center), an NCR representative, during a weekly connection event at the Soldier for Life Center. (Photo by Bruce Derdoski)

By Bruce W. Derdoski Jr., and Kevin W. Aker, Transition Service Specialists / The Fort Benning Soldier for Life-Transition Assistance Program arguably has the most advanced and aggressive connection program in the Army.  Our connection program supports transitioning Soldiers, their families and veterans.  Our measure of success is measured in part by testimonials from employers and Soldiers alike.  The connections

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Software academy provides post-military opportunities

Beth Jarvis, right, base engagement manager for Microsoft, discusses the Microsoft Software and Systems Academy with Soldiers Aug. 3 at the Soldier for Life Center. (Photos by Danielle Davis)

By Danielle Davis, Bayonet & Saber / Sponsored by the Army Continuing Education System’s Career Skills Program, Fort Benning hosted an information session on the Microsoft Software and Systems Academy Aug. 3 at the Soldier for Life Center. The MSSA program began in Nov. 2013 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, said Ashley Molina, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s associate campus director on Fort

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Soldier for Life center connects Soldiers with employers

A representative from Marta connects with Soldiers during an information session July 27 at the Soldier for Life Center. (Photos by Lindsay Marchello)

By Lindsay Marchello, Bayonet & Saber / The Soldier for Life center offers Soldiers an opportunity to connect with employers and get transition advice during information sessions every Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Education Center, Building 9230. The Career Skills Program is a major feature of the information sessions. “There are five components to the Career Skills Program. There’s

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New career skills program provides Soldiers with opportunities

The Fort Benning Education Center's Career Skills program is partnering with Microsoft Software and Systems Academy, and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University to offer a new program for Soldiers.

By Lindsay Marchello, Bayonet & Saber / The Fort Benning Education Center’s Career Skills program is partnering with Microsoft Software and Systems Academy, and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University to offer a new program for Soldiers. The MSSA program is a full-time, 18-weeklong program that provides active-duty Soldiers with the necessary career skills to meet the information technology industry’s demand for

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