Veterans and Transitioning Service Members

The Eastern Carolina Workforce Development Board, inc. views serving our veterans and their families as an honor. Your service to our Country is appreciated and our service to you begins when your service ends.

Our Region is home to the highly-regarded military installations of Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune; Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point; Marine Corps Air Station, New River; and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Within these communities, our local NCWorks Career Centers offer transitioning military members, veterans, and their families a full array of tailored career transition services to meet their employment and training needs.

At the local NCWorks Career Centers, there are dedicated veteran-service staff to serve you. In partnership with our local Division of Workforce Solutions and other partner agency staff, local veteran employment representatives and disabled veteran outreach specialists are trained and ready to assist you with your employment and training needs. These staff are veterans who understand firsthand what you are experiencing and are able to help you with process of re-entering the civilian workforce. As a veteran, you receive priority service within our career centers. Whether you left the armed forces recently or years ago, your employment needs receive immediate attention.

NCWorks staff are available to offer career solutions, such as helping you to identify the transferable skills that you acquired in the military and convert them into skills desired by local employers. Other NCWorks services include, but are not limited to:

  • Resume writing assistance
  • Access to career planning workshops in partnership with your local community college
  • Training referrals
  • Job placement assistance
  • Employment opportunities
  • And more

Training Assistance

During your time in the military, you gained valuable experience and developed skills desired by employers. As a veteran or transitioning service member, you may be eligible for Training Assistance to help you gain the technical skills for a new career.

Check out the Orientation Video to see how this program may assist you.

Career Planning

Transitioning from the military can be tough especially when it comes to thinking about your next job. Your local NCWorks Career Center has highly trained Career Advisors who can assist you with that next step. There are also specialized advisors who may help you overcome any barriers that you may have to starting your new career. 

To begin, check out Preparing for a Career for important labor market information and other tools to help you choose your next career.

Here are some helpful veteran specific resources to help you on your way:

  • Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) - US Department of Labor

  • O*NET Online Military Crosswalk Search
  • My Next Move for Veterans
  • Veteran and Military Transition Center - Career OneStop
  • NCWorks Veterans Portal
  • USA Jobs
  • Match Force

Department of Defense Credentialing Opportunities On-Line

Department of Defense (DoD) Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) is the result of extensive inter-Service collaboration to facilitate credentialing of Service members. All Services recognize the important role that occupational credentials can play in professionalizing the Force and in enhancing the Service member’s ability to transition to the civilian workforce upon completion of military service. The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard each have their own Service-specific COOL programs designed to match military occupations to civilian credentials (occupational certifications, licenses, and apprenticeships) and provide resources to help Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen attain these credentials. The Services disseminate this information on their own COOL websites. DoD COOL is the umbrella site providing a single point of access to the Services’ COOL websites (From the DoD Credentialing Opportunities On-Line website).

Marine Corps COOL
Air Force COOL
Coast Guard COOL
DoD Civilians COOL

Other Resources