Vets & Vermont is a Vermont National Guard initiative to connect any Service member with employment opportunities in Vermont. Add to your traditional military experience with fulfilling and rewarding civilian work right here in the Green Mountain State and couple it with one of the many novel opportunities in the Vermont National Guard, such as training with the only Army Mountain Warfare School in the U.S. Army or working with the Air National Guard’s first F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Wing.
The Interview Opportunity Program is a strategic partnership between the Vermont Air National Guard and a cross section of corporations, companies, and public sector agencies. The IOP partners guarantee Airmen an interview for hiring opportunity upon completion of initial training and as long as Airmen are in good standing with the VTANG. This is not a guarantee of employment but is part of the VTANG's effort to partner with the local business community and reconnect Vermont with its Air National Guard.
The IOP is a recruiting and retention incentive for applicants who enlist into the Vermont Air National Guard. The IOP allows Airmen to select up to five IOP partners who will guarantee them a job interview. Applicants are introduced to the IOP option during their initial applicant interview with their recruiter. When Airmen return home after completing initial training, they may contact their IOP partner to schedule an interview. The IOP does not guarantee employment, and it is the individual Airman's responsibility to be prepared for their interview(s).
IOP partner companies and agencies must identify one point of contact and establish a mechanism that identifies the VTANG applicants within their system.
IOP Partners are required to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the VTANG. Although this is not a legal contract, the MOA is a legal document that must remain consistent in language from one partnership to another. The VTANG and IOP partners may dissolve the agreement at any time.
Fillable Memorandum of Agreement (.docx)
Partners may return the completed form to the 158th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office via email or using the following address:
Email: 158th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
105 NCO Drive
South Burlington, VT 05403
The Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program is a strategic partnership between the Army and a cross section of corporations, companies, and public-sector agencies. The program provides America's youth with an opportunity to serve their country while they prepare for their future. PaYS Partners guarantee Soldiers an interview and possible employment after the Army. This unique Program is part of the Army's effort to partner with America's business community and reconnect America with its Army.
WHY PARTNER WITH PAYS?
Your participation in PaYS allows you to work alongside Army Recruiters, Army National Guard Recruiters and local ROTC programs during community partner events that send the message of staying in school, setting goals, choosing appropriate friendships, leading a values focused life and staying off drugs. Additionally, granting an employment interview gives you the opportunity to mentor Soldiers and newly commissioned Officers as they transition to private employment.
Learn more at ArmyPays.com
To get started, contact any Air National Guard or Army National Guard recruiter in the part of Vermont you'd like to call home.
Vermont Army National Guard Recruiters
Vermont Air National Guard Recruiters
Get help from the agencies below to write and market your résumé and prepare for job interviews:
Vermont offers up to $7,500 for people who move to Vermont to work for Vermont employers in occupations identified in the Vermont Department of Labor's short-term occupational positions with the most openings and who become residents of the state. Learn more and apply for the new relocating worker grant at ThinkVermont's Relocation Incentives page.