PVEC Toolkit

Welcome to the Pittsburgh Veteran Employer Coalition (PVEC) online toolkit. This toolkit includes a series of leading practices, processes, and resources for veterans, in the greater Pittsburgh region. This toolkit is designed to be flexible, allowing for the addition of new information and resources.

America’s employers play a critical part in engaging and hiring veterans as they return from service and seek private sector opportunities. This toolkit is one way to leverage insights from research and practice to maximize and benefit from the strong talent pool represented in veterans and their families.

Starting with the kickoff in September of 2017, each topic area of the toolkit corresponds with the previous coalition meetings that have occurred over the past year and a half.

Kickoff Presentation

9/20/17

  1. Kick-Off Meeting Agenda – See Agenda
  2. Employment Impact in the PA Metro Area – See Employment Impact
  3. Revisiting The Business Case for Hiring A Veteran – See the Business Case
  4. Beyond the Business Case for Hiring Veterans: Strategies for How to Best Support Corporate Sector Recruiting, Hiring and Retention Activities – See Beyond the Business Case
  5. V-START: Veterans Strategic Analysis and Research Tool – See V-START

The Business Case for Hiring Veterans

12/18/17

  1. Activity #2 Agenda – See Agenda
  2. Quarterly Workshop #2 – See Workshop
  3. The Business Case for Hiring Military Veterans: Strategies, Approaches and Best Practices – See the Business Case
  4. The Force Behind The Force – See the Force

Employer Engagement & Resources

3/13/18

  1. Activity #3 Agenda – See the Agenda
  2. Quarterly Workshop #3 – See Workshop #3
  3. What Veterans Bring to Civilian Workplaces: A toolkit for helping private-sector Employers – See the Employer Toolkit
  4. What Veterans Bring to Civilian Workplaces: A toolkit for helping veterans communicate to private-sector employers – See the Veteran Toolkit

Transitioning Veteran & Spouse Perspective

6/7/18

  1. Activity #4 Agenda – See the Agenda
  2. Quarterly Workshop #4 – See Workshop #4
  3. I Am A Post-9/11 Veteran – See the document
  4. Veterans in Higher Education Collaborative – See the Collaborative

Higher Education as a Talent Pipeline

9/13/18

  1. Activity #5 Agenda – See the Agenda
  2. Quarterly Workshop – See Workshop #5
  3. Advancing Veteran Success in Higher Education: Del Mar College, Tarrant County College, and Wake Technical Community College – See Advancing Veteran Success
  4. Advancing Veteran Success in Higher Education: San Diego State university, the University of Texas-Arlington, the University of South Florida, and Florida State College Jacksonville – See Advancing Veteran Success
  5. Veterans in Higher Education Collaborative – See the Collaborative