VetsBuild is a signature United Way of Long Island intiative dedicated to providing job training in Green construction, facility maintenance, technology and advanced manufacturing for veterans and their families in our community at no charge to the veteran. One out of every five veterans on Long Island struggles to find a career path that will lead to financial independence. VetsBuild represents United Way of Long Island’s commitment to addressing this problem by changing lives and building futures for our local heroes.
The VetsBuild training opportunities form a solid foundation upon which a stable and healthy life can be built:
- Training at United Way’s E3 SmartBuild Training Center, a state-of-the art facility equipped with the latest technology and equipment to provide VetsBuild students with hands-on training in green construction and facility maintenance, information technology, workforce readiness, social media tools, computer science, coding, cyber-security, security management and introduction to small business ownership. Veterans may also qualify for advanced training scholarships at local colleges and technical schools, including assistance to start their own business.
- Case Management to assist military personnel and their families secure eligible services is available through United Way's Mission United partners.
- Emergency Financial Assistance such as housing assistance, utility payments, transportation, vehicle repair, emergency home repairs and accessibility modifications for veterans with physical disabilities.
WLIW Feature on VetsBuild