With the current unemployment rate among new veterans aged 18-24 averaging a whopping 17.9 percent nationwide, and nearly 30% in some areas, the need for transitional guidance from military to civilian careers is acute. And as the nation winds down its military presence in Afghanistan and Iraq, veteran unemployment will only escalate if something isn’t done.
Recognizing this urgent need, the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes (Coalition), a leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to rebuilding the lives of severely wounded veterans of the War on Terror, today awarded a $10,000 grant to fund career transition
workshops offered by the Institute for Veterans Education and Training (IVET).
IVET offers week-long programs for veterans and their spouses, at no cost, that establish a game plan for pursuing educational, employment or entrepreneurial goals. During the workshops, subject matter experts in a variety of fields provide practical training and insights on what it takes to be successful in a wide range of careers.
“IVET is a coalition of leading service providers. We are dedicated to helping employers realize that veterans are the leading employment product in the nation and ensuring jobs for those that served their country,” said Brigadier General (Ret) Jeffrey Horne, IVET CEO. “We help veterans and their partners through a holistic process and commit themselves to an eight-step process. They deserve a new career choice that is both exciting and meets shortages in industry and business.” Read More