FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 15, 2004
Schumer: Over $85,000 Coming To Pro Action Of Steuben County For Veteran Job Training
Schumer: Veteran's Workforce Investment Program grant will help Pro Action provide job training to area veterans
US Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that Pro Action of Steuben County will receive over $85,000 in federal funds to provide employment and training services to help veterans in the area pursue employment opportunities. The funds are allocated through the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Veterans' Employment and Training (OASVET).
"When men and women risk the ultimate sacrifice to serve our country and protect our liberties, we make a promise in return – that we will take care of them and their families," Schumer said. "That means making sure that they have access to the job training and resources they need to provide for themselves and families. This money will help fund those crucial services at Pro Action of Steuben County."
Pro Action of Steuben County is a nonprofit organization working to fight poverty at the local level. The organization provides family development, head start, senior nutrition, child care, and rural health care services to name a few. They also provide employment training services and the $85,225 they receive today will go towards training and helping veterans get jobs.
The Veterans' Workforce Investment Program (VWIP) provides employment and training services to eligible veterans. The programs can provide but are not limited to training (formal classroom or on-the-job training), retraining, job placement assistance, and support services, including testing, counseling.