Departments Interested in Participating in SkillBridge Must:

1. Identify a position vacancy that will offer a high probability for state employment to the service member participant upon their separation from military service.

2. Complete the SkillBridge Request to Participate Form.

3. Identify any special requirements for the position, including but not limited to, selective certification requirements, desirable qualifications, and/or special background check requirements.

4. Designate a Mentoring Site Supervisor for the participant. This individual will also serve as the primary point of contact between the department and the Program Coordinator.

5. Submit the Request to Participate Form along with the following documents to DHRD/ESD, Attention: SkillBridge Program Coordinator:

– A copy of the official position description for the identified position; and,
– A copy of the training plan for the identified position.

The Mentoring Site Supervisor must create a segment of the training plan that will provide the participant with formal and/or on-the-job training on the agency’s program, processes, duties, and responsibilities. The segment will be incorporated into the master training plan, which includes training provided or organized by the DHRD Training Office.

Questions can be submitted to the State SkillBridge Coordinator at [email protected] or (808) 587-1152

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