Who Does NVTI Train?
NVTI has trained a variety of veterans' employment and training professionals, including employment service personnel, veterans service organization leaders, Federal and State staff, Department of Defense personnel, Native American groups which work with veterans, county veterans' service representatives, and others. Under Title 38, Sec. 4109 USC, NVTI is bound by law to provide specialized training to specific groups.
About 70% of participants are Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program specialists and Local Veterans' Employment Representatives; the remaining participants are state employees and administrative staff, federal employees, and others involved with veterans' employment and training issues.
While NVTI does not work directly with veterans, we train the personnel who help veterans find and retain gainful employment.
What Training Does NVTI Provide?
To perform most effectively, veterans' services professionals require specialized training; and State Workforce Agencies' local job service office and other program management staff need more generalized training. NVTI strives to meet both needs. NVTI basic training focuses on improving employment services for veterans through a professional skills-development program.
NVTI's training curriculum is designed to ensure that participants are trained in competencies that meet their clients’ needs. In addition to the basic employment and professional skills courses, training is offered in veterans' benefits, case management, marketing and accessing the media, and management of veterans' services. NVTI also offers courses in veterans' reemployment rights case investigation and grants management.
Management Concepts operates NVTI under a competitively-awarded contract with VETS. Classes are delivered in a variety of modes, including residential weeks in Dallas, Texas, selected locations around the country, and via distance learning approaches. Attendees have access to a dedicated portal that contains course materials, discussion groups, and other related course content and references. The portal provides ongoing reference and community of practice support to participants who have completed NVTI training.