Workforce Training for Post-9/11 Era Vet Employees


Workforce Training for Post-9/11 Era Vet Employees

Skills For Veterans logoState initiative aims to enhance veteran skills

Area business owners, managers and supervisors are invited to attend an upcoming info session about Skills for Veterans. The event is at South Texas College on May 3 from 9-11 a.m. Attendees will learn how to get free workforce training for post-9/11 veterans on their payroll. Skills for Veterans is is part of a Texas Workforce Commission’s initiative aimed at addressing the unique challenges and training needs of post-9/11 veterans returning home and entering the Texas Workforce.

Post-9/11 era veterans are eligible to participate. An emphasis is placed on newly hired veterans who served in Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn or Operation Enduring Freedom.

To participate in the SV program, a business must be a private business, including non-profit hospitals; employ at least one full time, permanent individual; be financially stable; and be liable to pay Unemployment Insurance contributions to TWC and be in compliance with the reporting and payment requirements.

Texas Workforce has set aside $1 million for this special initiative that will strive to enhance the skills of veterans thereby benefiting the employer’s business operation.

The May 9 meeting will be held at the Technology Campus, at 3700 W. Military Highway, in conference room 142.

For more information about the Skills for Veterans Training Program, contact South Texas College Grant Development Officer Graciela Gonzales at 872-6762 or Project Training Specialist Kim Moore at 872-6222.