Marines


SkillBridge
SkillBridge

 

Program Overview

The DOD SkillBridge program is an opportunity for Service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific industry training, apprenticeships, or internships during the last 180 days of service. SkillBridge connects Service members with industry partners in real-world job experiences.

Service members can be granted up to 180 days of permissive duty to focus solely on training full-time with approved industry partners after their administrative command provides written authorization and approval. These industry partners offer real-world training and work experience in in-demand fields of work while having the opportunity to evaluate the Service member’s suitability for the work.

Guiding Directives

DODI 1322.29 Job Training, Employment Skills Training, Apprenticeships, and Internships (JTEST-AI) for Eligible Service Members

MARADMIN 350/18 Skillbridge Employment Training Program

Questions may be directed to hnhl_skillbridge@usmc.mil.

Headquarters Marine Corps