SkillBridge is an excellent opportunity as you plan for your life after the military. SkillBridge matches civilian opportunities for your job training and work experience at the end of your military duty. In addition to opportunities such as Tuition Assistance and the GI Bill program, you can enhance your marketability and post-separation career prospects by participating in a SkillBridge opportunity.

Any rank, enlisted or officer, may apply for SkillBridge. SkillBridge permits you to use up to the last 180 days of Service to work and learn with an industry partner. During SkillBridge participation you continue to receive military compensation and you are covered by your military benefits. Release for SkillBridge is always mission-dependent and your unit Commander must authorize participation prior to entering into any agreement with interested industry employment partners.

SW Design School is a SkillBridge Partner!

You may be eligible to participate in SkillBridge if you:

  • Have 180 days of service or fewer remaining prior to your date of separation and you have at least 180 continuous days of active service
  • Obtain approval from your unit commander, and
  • Agree that participation in SkillBridge can be terminated at any time by the Service if mission requirements dictate.


Note: As published in the Joint ethics regulations of the Department of Defense and as outlined in the U.S. Department of Labor guidance, Service members participating in a SkillBridge program are participating in a Capstone training experience at the end of the military career and are NOT eligible for wages or other benefits from industry partners since the program is supported by the Department of Defense which will continue to cover the salaries and benefits of the participating members.


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Step 1: You MUST be 180-days from separation.
Step 2: Get approval from your Commander.
Step 3: Click this link to get the appropriate forms to file out.
Step 4: Get all the forms signed that are required.
Step 5: Upload all the necessary documents in our portal.
Step 6: You will receive our Training Plan once accepted.
Step 7: VA will give YOU the check once everything is authorized.
Step 8: Payment link added to the student portal.
Step 9: Equipment is mailed.
Step 10: You receive a link to the LIVE virtual classroom.

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