Operation PAVE: Paving Access for Veterans Employment

Changing Lives, Building Futures One Veteran at a Time

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Our vocational rehabilitation program, Operation PAVE, provides one-on-one career counseling and assistance to veterans and their families. With offices in every VA spinal cord injury center, we reach out to all veterans seeking to transition to civilian employment, return to school, or begin a new career search. All services, from résumé assistance, interview preparation, vocational counseling, or employer networking are provided at no charge—and are available to dependents as well.

Our Master’s-level certified rehabilitation counselors work with employers by screening job candidates, remaining available as post-placement resources, and helping access state and federal resources for workplace accommodations.

To place veterans on a new career path, Operation PAVE Counselors:

  • Provide the resources and guidance that enable veterans to focus only on finding a great career
  • Assist in résumé writing, identification, and improvement of skills, and interview preparation
  • Use our vast employer network to place veterans in jobs
  • Advise employers on workplace accommodations
  • Remain a vocational partner for veterans future career growth  

Partners for Life

Paralyzed Veterans of America member speaks with his National Service OfficerPAVE’s unique, veteran-based supported employment model means counselors work as partners for life to ensure veterans and their families not only find employment, but maintain it -- a measure that takes PAVE a step above and beyond traditional vocational rehabilitation models.

To find out more about the PAVE program, contact Shelly Edwards at 202-416-7795 or shellye@pva.org.

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