NJ TRANSIT Teams Up with Veterans Group
To enhance employment opportunities for our veterans, NJ TRANSIT is teaming up with the Edge4Vets jobs preparation program to help connect New Jersey veterans, National Guard members, transitioning military service personnel and their spouses with careers in transportation.
The program, which will be presented in a series of online workshops, is offered by the Human Resiliency Institute at Fordham University in New York and will be introduced in New Jersey this spring. During the workshop series, veterans will create a personal PLAN4SUCCESS, which allows them to articulate their military strengths with statements in four areas: Vision, Values, Skills and an Action Plan.
Participants take the course at their own pace through online Zoom sessions, refining their PLAN4SUCCESS as they move through the course. Veterans learn how to translate their military strengths into tools for civilian success, and are then connected to Human Resources (HR) representatives for employment opportunities.
HR representatives from NJ TRANSIT will provide support to participants during the workshops, helping them craft their personal PLAN4SUCCESS and gain an edge to get hired. Recruitment of military personnel for the workshop series will be led by colleges, including Montclair State and Rutgers universities, as well as other organizations such as the USO and joint military bases.
Edge4Vets has seen success in eight states since it was introduced in 2011. More than 1,500 veterans and service personnel have participated in the program, and up to eight out of 10 have earned jobs. NJ TRANSIT already employs many military veterans, and recognizes the tremendous value and leadership skills they bring to the Corporation. Veterans can look for their own “Veterans” employment button at www.njtransit.com/careers or visit www.edge4vets.org to learn more.