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Additional Learning Resources

The following learning resources further assist your career exploration and development at VA:

Jobs and Careers:

  • My Career Mapping Tool – An interactive career exploration resource that helps you to map a long-term career path at VA, both within and outside of your current occupational family
  • VA Career Guides – An online resource that provides detailed information on each of VA’s occupational families and related jobs, such as knowledge areas, locations and examples of training and development activities
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics – A resource that provides information on many types of jobs, related training and education, earnings, job duties and working conditions. View links to information about the job market in each state.

Job Search Skills:

Learning and Development Resources:

  • Workplace Learning – Provides information on how you can learn and develop in your job
  • Graduate School USA – View training and development opportunities, academic courses (for credit) and evening and weekend programs geared toward public sector employees at all levels
  • Go Learn, U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) – Provides federal employees a full range of Web-accessible training and services, such as IT, computer desktop, business, HR and professional training using live "e-structors," subject matter experts, and live telephone mentoring
  • National Defense University (NDU) – Prepares future leaders of U.S. civilian government agencies, the military, and Department of Defense and foreign nationals for senior-level policy and organizational responsibilities through an internationally recognized graduate-level university

Leadership Development:

Acquisition Professionals:

  • Chief Acquisition Officers Council – Provides a senior level forum and resources for acquisition professionals in the Executive Branch to work collaboratively to monitor and improve the federal acquisition system
  • Defense Acquisition University (DAU) – Provides federal government acquisition employees a full range of basic, intermediate and advanced acquisition certification training, assignment-specific training, applied research and continuous learning opportunities
  • VA Acquisitions Academy – Addresses the growing acquisition workforce challenge facing the Department of Veterans Affairs and the federal government overall. The Academy consists of three schools: Acquisition Internship School, Contracting Professional School and Program Management School

Financial Management Professionals:


Human Resources/Human Capital Professionals:

Information Technology Professionals:


Nursing Professionals:



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