Alexandria, Va. (PRWEB) June 20, 2012
In partnership with the Veterans Innovation Center and Wiregrass Technical College, community leaders in Valdosta, Ga., the regional Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Chapter and other Veteran organizations, are using their combined reach to solicit applications from recently discharged Veterans who have an interest in pursuing a career in the construction trades. The six month program will launch a demonstration model in Valdosta on August 13, 2012 with 50 Veterans and up to 125 family members.
The program is accepting applicants now and Veterans interested in learning entry level construction trades may visit the [http://www.Valdosta4Vets.org web site for more information and an application. Each Veterans qualifications and interests will be assessed by means of written input and phone interviews.
Those selected will be assigned to the community to complete necessary testing, GI Bill qualifications and relocation activities. Those not selected will be transferred to the Gold Card Program run by the Department of Labor for personal guidance on employment.
This test model is referred to as the Valdosta Construction Program (VCP), and is designed to accelerate the transition from military service to a viable long-term civilian career path and will focus on four key elements of military to civilian transition support: