Center for Career Development & Employability Training (CCDET)

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UW Oshkosh Center for Career Development and Employability Training (CCDET) recently received a grant through the Corporation for National and Community Service for an AmeriCorps program utilizing UW Oshkosh student veterans and military family members.  AmeriCorps is national service program that allows citizens to assist those in need.  This grant will focus on supporting UW Oshkosh student veterans transitioning from military to civilian life. 

Research shows that connecting veterans to volunteer service helps those veterans transition back to civilian lifeā€”and veterans have much to give back to their communities. CNCS is actively conducting and developing service projects that tap into the expertise and interest of our men and women in uniform who are leaving active duty but still want to serve their country in important ways. 

 

Providing Meaningful Service Opportunities for Veterans in Northeast Wisconsin

Members placed at schools and nonprofit agencies will gain valuable experience by helping local organizations fulfill their missions while recruiting and supporting volunteers and acting as a key resource for other veterans and military families. Duties will vary based on site placement. Service activities may include tutoring, mentoring, building houses, helping those with disabilities, gardening, supporting local veteran programs, and much more. Members will complete 450 service and training hours over a 3-10 month period.

 

Benefits to Members

Members will receive a meaningful experience that will help their well-being and purpose as they transition into civilian life. Training will be provided to assist them in their service as well as to provide them additional skills to take with them after their service is complete. Members will also receive a living allowance of $2,000 and education award of $1,468. Specific information on the education award can be found at www.edaward.org. Members may also qualify to receive 3 internship credits.

 

Qualifications for 2013-14 Program Year

  • - US citizen, national, or permanent resident alien 
  • - Minimum age of 17 
  • - Current student at UW Oshkosh
  • - Veteran or immediate family member of a veteran
  • - Strong desire to provide service to the community.
 

Qualifications for 2014-15 Program Year

  • - US citizen, national, or permanent resident alien 
  • - Minimum age of 17 
  • - Veteran or immediate family member of a veteran
  • - Strong desire to provide service to the community.
  • - Student at one of the following:
    • UW Oshkosh
    • UW Fox Valley
    • Fox Valley Technical College
    • St. Norbert College
    • Ripon College
    • Marian University
    • Lawrence University
    • UW Green Bay     
          

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer.

Contact Us

Email: americorps@uwosh.edu

Phone: (920) 424-2244
 
Mail: UW Oshkosh Vet Corps
          800 Algoma Blvd.
          Oshkosh, WI 54901

 

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