Mar 1, 2023 | News - LBC, News & Updates, Special Front Page Update
Skills After Service will be supporting Carry The Load’s Memorial May Campaign this year. Carry The Load is a non-profit organization that provides active ways to connect Americans to the sacrifices made daily by our military, veterans, first responders, and their families. What started in 2011 as a grassroots effort by two veteran U.S. Navy SEALs to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day has now grown into honoring our nation’s heroes 365 days a year.
Each May, Carry The Load hosts its Memorial May awareness campaign to make Memorial Day matter again. People can participate by volunteering to walk alongside our team on our National Relay, attending a Rally, and fundraising for our nation’s heroes. This year, SAS will have a team walking in Austin and we are planning to walk other events with Carry The Load as well – there are 5 trails running across the country, covering more than 22,000 miles with meaningful walks, rallies and other activities across the US during the month of May. Skills After Service will be working to support this effort.
If you would like to join our team to walk, volunteer or to help with our fundraising effort for Carry The Load, let us know.
Mar 1, 2023 | Certifications, Education & Training, For Employers, For Spouses, News - LBC, News & Updates
Take note, veteran small business owners: virtual classes featuring our instructors are coming up on the calendar, with a great set of topics for marketing, funding, hiring, bookkeeping, and general operations. These were created by our parent company, Distance Learning media and hosted by the City of Austin Small Business Division. They are virtual classes, facilitated using Zoom. Cost ranges from free to $25 for a three-hour class. All of the topics below are included in a Small Business Skills Certificate program offered by Austin. Please visit SmallBizAustin.com to learn more about that program.
Upcoming Virtual Classes:
Every class includes a follow-along workbook and a free toolkit filled with guides, templates, low-cost resources and access to extra help for starting, growing and scaling a small business.
There are topics offered for nonprofit organizations as well, so if you are a nonprofit professional, take a look at the courses offered.
We’ll post more class offerings shortly! We average at least 6 per month that are virtual and can be attended from anywhere.
Oct 10, 2019 | News - LBC, News & Updates
Skills After Service is pleased to announce that Annie Powell is now the company’s Director of Business Development. Annie will be responsible for developing new business opportunities and creating customized solutions for our partners; specifically for the company’s growing Local Biz Camp series now in 30 cities, veteran skills training programs, and HR leadership certifications. She will also play a key role in a national roll-out of the Transition Hub, a state-by-state portal for veterans and their families who are making the shift from military life to the civilian workforce.
“We are so grateful to have Annie on this team,” says CJ Niehoff, Founder and Managing Director of Skills After Service. “She has a great deal of experience and success in working with key organizations in the industries we are working with. In her first two months with us, she has already demonstrated her knowledge and ability to lead, increase reach, grow awareness, strengthening relationships and driving new business. As we continue to grow and expand our capabilities in service to veterans, Annie has already proven her value to us and will continue to be a key resource for our partners and for our staff.”
Annie brings over 25 years of management, business development and media relations experience to Skills After Service. She also brings personal experience as a founder and business owner to this role, an important factor as the company is highly engaged in providing guidance for veterans who want to start and grow their own businesses. “I am over the moon to be joining Skills After Service,” says Powell. “My father fought in WW2. Participating in service to our American heroes is my way to honor him, and all of those who protect our country. Julie and CJ Niehoff are amazing creators and forces for good in this world, I am humbled to join them in this important mission.”