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16 G.I. JOBS | AUGUST 2018 | GIJOBS.COM members learn about the benefits they had earned during service. G.I. Jobs comprehensively covered the movement to draft and pass the Post-9/11 GI Bill in 2008, which opened the doors of higher education to a new generation of veterans just as the original GI Bill did following World War II. "The Post-9/11 GI Bill is a transformative benefit for today's veterans," Ryan Gallucci, director of National Veterans Service for the VFW, said for the May 2017 cover story on Veterans Service Organizations and military associations that are instrumental in drafting veterans legislation. "Department of Labor data shows that Americans who earn a college degree earn more in their lifetime. Period." A free college education was new to many young transitioning veterans, who were overwhelmed by their options. That gave birth to the Military Friendly ® Schools list in 2009 – first published in 2010. The ratings program, like the Military Friendly ® Employers, uses an exhaustive, rules-based process to recognize colleges, universities and vocational schools. EXPERT COUNSEL Retired Air Force officer Pat Nowak taught the DOL's Employer Workshop TAP at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and used G.I. Jobs regularly in his classes. "When I first started teaching TAP about 14 years ago, I used G.I. Jobs as a resource tool to help military members get a general handle on their transition," he recalls. "I was surprised to find out that for many attending the classes, this was their first experience with the magazine. However, after using it as a resource in transitioning, the vast majority felt it was very insightful." In 2009 he was invited to join the G.I. Jobs Editorial Advisory Council, one of two advisory councils that were set up to help steer the content for the brand. "The magazine has continued to grow because G.I. Jobs has adapted to the ever-changing technological developments that have affected the hiring process via the diverse advisory board and listening to employers, instructors and student input," Nowak says. WHERE WE'RE GOING As G.I. Jobs magazine evolved over the years into a Best of Class publication, the digital products to support military transitioners, veterans and their families have led the way in innovation. Whereas we are limited in the space we have for content in the magazine, transitioning service members can find endless employment, education and business ownership resources at GIJobs.com , which today is mobile friendly and includes a job board with thousands of openings for veteran job candidates. Transitioning service members and veterans can also benefit from weekly newsletters and a weekly Facebook Live series called "You Can Vet On It" that provides transition tips from our own post-9/11 veterans. Technology continues to "When I first started teaching TAP about 14 years ago, I used G.I. Jobs as a resource tool to help military members get a general handle on their transition. After using it as a resource in transitioning, the vast majority felt it was very insightful." Pat Nowak , Southwest Regional Employment Coordinator, Ohio National Guard, Sygnetics, Inc., Air Force Veteran O F H E L P I N G Y O U GE T H I RE D Celebrating I SSU E S

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