About the Program
VetsBuild is a signature program of United Way of Long Island's Mission United, dedicated to providing job training in green construction, energy-efficient weatherization for veterans and their families in our community at no charge to the veteran. Many local veterans struggle with underemployment and finding a long-term career path that will lead to financial independence and stability. VetsBuild represents United Way of Long Island’s commitment to addressing the problem of veteran unemployment or underemployment by changing lives and building futures for our local heroes. Upon completion, certifications may be granted, as well as connections to employment or advanced training opportunities.
- Training takes place 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 experience.
- The 3-week course includes 10-hour entry level OSHA certification training, basic training in building science principles and weatherization, along with resume assistance, social media use, and financial literacy instruction.
- Case Management to assist military personnel and their families secure eligible services and Emergency Financial Assistance is available through United Way's Mission United partners.
WLIW Feature on VetsBuild
Fios1 Feature on VetsBuild Graduation
Thank you to VetsBuild Inaugural Founding Partner: Bank of America
Thank you to VetsBuild Sponsors: AT&T, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Citi Ventures, Flushing Bank, NYSERDA, Prudential Insurance Company of America