Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base who choose to leave the military will have access to new resources and training to help them successfully translate their military skills to the private sector workforce, thanks to a new program announced by Bank of Nevada, Nellis Air Force Base, and STEM 101.
The Veteran Employment Connection of Southern Nevada will assist the approximately 840 Nellis Air Force Base Airmen (the military uses this term to identify men and women) who leave the military each year, once their enlistment obligation is fulfilled.
Despite the fact these military members possess the soft skills, technical knowledge, discipline and drive desired by private sector employers, many airmen struggle to recognize their value in the private sector, as well as the career opportunities that exist for them. Additionally, many airmen who exit the military also choose to leave Nevada in search of a new career, which denies in-state employers access to hundreds of skilled workers every year. The program will focus considerable effort on keeping former airmen in Nevada where they are well-suited to move into careers among in-demand industries.