JMCI Uses Groundbreaking Tech to Transition Soldiers Into Civilian Jobs
21 Sep 2022
News, Client Feature Article, Workforce
This article originally appeared on and was written for Junction City-Geary County Economic Development Commission by Golden Shovel Agency.
Fort Riley service members transitioning to civilian life in Junction City, Kansas, just got a powerful new tool through the Joint Military/Civilian Innovation (JMCI). The project is a collaboration between the City, Fort Riley and a network of large regional employers, including T-Mobile; facility service and construction solutions provider P1 Group, Inc; and Evergy, the largest electrical utility company in the state.
As a free program for service members at Fort Riley and Veterans, they can use a career advising platform by AstrumU, SkillSet, to identify civilian careers across the network of regional employers that may be the best fit for them.
“The talents of America’s servicemen and women are far too valuable to be overlooked,” said Christopher Hughes, AstrumU Senior Military Advisor. “AstrumU is playing a crucial role in connecting servicemembers with roles that honor the training and experience they’ve had in the military. Using data science, the AstrumU platform analyzes the skillsets of military men and women leaving active duty with the needs of employers looking to hire. In this process, we are able to match them with right-fit career opportunities and identify skills gaps that can be bridged with additional training and education. This work is about offering the men and women of our military the resources they need to make the transition into civilian life as seamless as possible.”
Soldiers who use the advising platform will see how combinations of their military experiences and credentials can translate to skills they can use in current job openings and career paths in the area.
According to Hughes, AstrumU’s platform ingests verified data directly from employers, educational providers, and participating service members to understand — and predict — how specific skills, credentials, and experiences translate into career outcomes.
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