SCHUMER ANNOUNCES ROCHESTER VETERANS OUTREACH CENTER TO RECEIVE $270,000 IN FUNDING FROM DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TO ASSIST DISABELED SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN COMING HOME FIND JOBS IN CLEAN ENERGY SECTOR
Goal Is to Provide Veterans with Service-Connected Disabilities with Employment OpportunitiesFederal Grant Will Provide Veterans with Skills Assessments, Job Counseling and On-the-Job Training
Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Veterans Outreach Center, Inc. in Rochester has received a federal grant totaling $270,000 as part of the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) Program administered by the U.S. . The funding will be used for Veterans employment and training services in the clean energy sector.
"This grant ensures that veterans in the Rochester Region will have the opportunity to receive the educational training and resources they need to find jobs when they return home from serving our country," said Schumer. "Local veterans coming home from dangerous warzones need to be given every opportunity to find meaningful work particularly in the emerging clean energy sector."
The Veterans Outreach Center in Rochester works to help our brave women and men coming transition back to civilian life by ensuring that they have every opportunity to succeed in the job market and ensuring that they receive the full range of services available to them as veterans. The Center serves veterans in Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne counties.
The VETS Program works in coordination with local and state Workforce Investment Boards to provide support for employment and training services through grants and contracts that assist eligible veterans as they search for employment after serving our country. By receiving training in an emerging sector like clean energy local veterans will be able to compete for work that has long term potential. Particularly, the program seeks to help those veterans that were injured in the line of duty and may struggle to find employment upon coming home because of their injury. The program assists veterans by offering skill assessments, job counseling and onthejob training in order to ensure that returning service members can live full and productive lives after their service in the armed forces.
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