Official Registration Site for Veterans Affairs (VA), Outreach, Transition and Economic Development (OTED), Economic Development Initiative (EDI) events. EDI offers events that increase the economic success of transitioning Service members, Veterans and their spouses, partners, and family members. EDI event types include Claims Clinics, Career Connections, Benefits Fairs, Presentations, Stakeholder Roundtables, Town Halls, and Workshops.

Local Champions

Engaging Veterans, Service members, and local stakeholders in their communities to understand their needs and concerns and explain VA programs and benefits.

Career Connection

Events that help transitioning and civilian-experienced military Veteran men and women who are looking for career opportunities.

Focus on the Future

Sponsoring activities that strengthen the network of support for Veterans, Service members, and their families in their communities.

Upcoming Events

Find information about our upcoming events below.

Upcoming Events Calendar

Outreach, Transition and Economic Development (OTED)

About OTED

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) wants you to be successful when you transition from military to civilian life. Outreach, Transition and Economic Development (OTED) supports the VA’s mission by helping you and your family navigate VA benefits and services, use partner resources, and get the support you need. We are here to help you achieve and sustain your career goals, find economic success, and maintain your physical and mental well-being throughout your military life-cycle.

From when you first join the military to when you start your post-military life, OTED is here to help you achieve success anytime, anywhere.

OTED Office

Economic Development Initiatives (EDI)

EDI is an office within OTED. The EDI vision is to be recognized as leaders who advance transitioning Service members, Veterans and their families’ economic well-being in their local community. 

Initiatives that support Veterans
Access
Point

Provide Veterans access to benefits and services to promote financial security and to help them contribute to the community.

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Career
Connection
Educate transitioning Service members, Veterans, and their families about employment opportunities, special hiring authorities, and career support resources.
Veteran Support
Collaboration
Culture
Foster a culture of collaboration with VA, communities, and other agencies to raise awareness of available economic resources.
Connecting Veterans to Communities
Community
Connection

Invigorate economies of local communities.

Economic Development Initiatives

Learn more about SkillBridge

Instant brochure downloads for Veterans and for Military Spouses.
Learn More: VA’s Transition
Assistance Program (TAP)


The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) provides information, resources, and tools to Service members and their loved ones to help prepare for the move from military to civilian life.

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Learn More: Women’s
Health Transition Training

Women’s Health Transition Training offers a number of courses about women’s health care services. Courses include mental health and military sexual trauma, eligibility requirements, how to connect with other women Veterans through women-specific networks, programs post-service and how to find local VA facilities and points of contact for additional support. 

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Learn More: Personalized Career
Planning and Guidance


Personalized Career Planning and Guidance (PCPG) program, also known as Chapter 36, gives beneficiaries enhanced career counseling, assessments, education planning, and guidance resources to achieve personal, career and education goals. 


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Learn More: Military
Life-Cycle Modules

These modules help enhance understanding of VA Education Benefits, Social and Emotional Health Resources, Community Integration Resources, Vet Centers, Reserve Component Dual Payments and Survivor and Casualty Assistance Resources.

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Learn More: VA
Solid Start

VA Solid Start creates a direct connection with transitioning Service members the first year of separation to offer support through the various challenges that arise and to offer insight into how to take advantage of benefits.

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Learn More: Economic
Development Initiatives

Events that help transitioning Service members, Veterans and their family members who are looking for career opportunities.

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Historical EDI Events

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Economic Development Initiatives (EDI)

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration for the public events is made available on individual event pages. Registration for the various Wellness Wednesday events is through external CVENT links located on individual event pages.

No, not all events are open to the public. Each event listing specifies whether or not the event is open to the public.

There is no charge for EDI events.

After you register for an event, you will receive a confirmation email. 

You can register for partner events on the respective partner’s websites or through the links on individual event pages.