At the 21 February 2018 Council meeting — and among a gamut of topics including its Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS), the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) for separating servicemembers, grants for homelessness efforts, and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) — Mr. David Cummiskey, Assistant Director in Pennsylvania for the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), introduced the Veterans.gov website. Although we are convinced personalized, pro-active point-of-service can not be overlooked or replaced, this website is a welcomed addition for beginning the transition to civilian employment or, for older veterans, re-employment. It needs more marketing. Read the rest of this entry »
On 16 August 2017, Lyndsey Antanitis from the Rodale Institute spoke to the Council on its relatively new veterans farming initiative. Read the rest of this entry »
Click here for the articles on veterans: Rodale Institute Program Updates: May
Rodale Institute, a member organization, is a good organization to check out for its programs if you are interested in farming, especially organic farming. They have tailored their efforts to help veterans (read the article on the Veteran Farmer Training Program) and are allied with other initiatives that benefit veterans.
As of 7 July 2017
From time to time, an article on honoring our veterans appears during the Veterans Day period which is noteworthy by its difference. When one wishes to honor our veterans, demonstrating the capacity for caring through deeds far exceeds those expressed in words and ceremony. The quieter way has more meaning. As this article relates, the desire to assist our military veterans in their transition back (and often forth) into civilian life benefits all. Sincerely written, this article by the Chris Nassetta, President and CEO of the Hilton Worldwide, provides useful pointers to both veterans and those wishing to help them.
As of 10 November 2016
A Unique Education to Employment Fair to Occur
Academics for Veterans (A’s for Vets) had approached and the CareerLink Lehigh Valley has agreed to a joint event, an Education and Employment Fair, at the CareerLink on Union Boulevard, Allentown. It will occur on 10 November 2016 between the hours of 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. It is but another unique offering from A’s for Vets — something for which it is becoming known. This event is open to any veteran seeking education and/or employment. It is not open to the general public. Read the rest of this entry »
Women Veterans Program partners with Dress for Success
A little short on the notice, the information below being released yesterday, but women veterans in our area ought be aware that Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center has a women’s program. This is one of its latest offerings:
What: The Women Veterans Program at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center is inviting all Women Veterans to a presentation by Linda Armstrong of Dress for Success. Dress for Success is an organization aimed at enhancing the professional development of women. The program offers a variety of resources, including no cost professional attire and skills based development activities, necessary to build and enhance a successful career.
VA Eligibility and Human Resource Staff will also be available to answer your questions regarding enrollment for VA Services and VA employment.
For more information, contact Pat Conroy, Women Veterans Program Manager, at 824- 3521 ext. 7517 or Patricia.Conroy2@va.gov.
Attendees are asked to RSVP to Pat Conroy by close of business Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Read the rest of this entry »