Veteran Career Program

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), a congressionally chartered veterans service organization founded in 1946, has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of our members – veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or disorders (SCI/D) such as ALS or MS. PVA provides a unique set of programs and services for our membership including: advocacy and legislation, sports and recreation, medical services, research and education foundations, architecture and a VA benefits team. The partnership between Saylor Academy and PVA will be supported by PVA’s Veteran Career Program.

Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Veterans Career Program, offers high-touch, one-on-one support to the veteran community to help them find meaningful employment, education or volunteer opportunities. This unique program supports the entire veteran community, but specializes in those who have significant barriers to employment, such as a catastrophic injury. The program assists with everything from resume development to instilling the confidence that is necessary in the job search.

Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Recommended Courses

Paralyzed Veterans of America and Saylor Academy have partnered to offer skill development opportunities to Paralyzed Veterans of America members, Veteran Career Program participants and our volunteer leaders. Students can take any Saylor Academy course and earn fully digital, shareable certificates however Paralyzed Veterans of America and Saylor Academy have recommended some courses to help you start on your journey:

Learn why you should share your certificates here.

 

Veterans Career Program clients

Working in the civilian sector is different, there are a certain set of skills that employers value. Employers want employees with computer skills, appropriate office etiquette, and the ability to present publicly. The following courses are suggestions for veterans joining the civilian sector after their transition or as a way to build up skills in the search for a new career.

PAVE Clients Essential Courses
PRDV003: Word Processing
PRDV004: Spreadsheets
PRDV002: Professional Writing
PRDV224: Leadership and Teams
PRDV104: Professional Etiquette
PRDV102: Resume Writing
PAVE Clients Advanced Courses
COMM101: Public Speaking
CUST105: Customer Service
PRDV212: Interpersonal Communication
PRDV008: Preparing and Delivering Presentations
PRDV009: Writing Grant Proposals
PRDV005: Time and Stress Management

 

Volunteer Leadership

It is valuable for volunteer leaders to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to lead organizations into the future. Each volunteer leadership position is unique, but here are some general skills in demand for volunteer leaders.

Volunteer Leadership Essential Courses
COMM101: Public Speaking
PRDV221: Introduction to Management
PRDV224: Leadership and Teams
PRDV002: Professional Writing
PRDV009: Writing Grant Proposals
PRDV213: Group Communication
PRDV223: Organizational Culture, Diversity, and Ethics
PRDV008: Preparing and Delivering Presentations
Volunteer Leadership Advanced Courses
BUS101: Introduction to Business
PRDV211: Foundations of Human Communication
POLSC401: Ethics and Public Policy

 

The Heart Program:

These are some general recommendations for participants in the Colonial Chapter’s HEART program. They are not a requirement for each participant, but suggestions to help build skills for career success. A member of PVA’s PAVE program will work with you on a final course list based on your current individual skill set and future career interests. 

The Heart Program Essential Courses
PRDV003: Word Processing
PRDV005: Time and Stress Management
PRDV004: Spreadsheets
PRDV104: Professional Etiquette
CUST104: Business Communications
COMM101: Public Speaking
CUST105: Customer Service
The Heart Program Advanced Courses
POLSC401: Ethics and Public Policy
COMM411: Public Relations