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About the Program

VetsBuild provides job training in green construction, home energy efficiency, weatherization and home performance for Long Island veterans and their families. The program is free to veterans and is designed to help unemployed and underemployed veterans improve their employment prospects.

VetsBuild is a signature program of United Way of Long Island's Mission United

Program Highlights:
  • 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 students with hands-on experience.
  • The multi-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.
VetsBuild training opportunities form a solid foundation upon which a stable and healthy life can be built. 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.

Upcoming VetsBuild Course

The VetsBuild training session is being postponed until Fall 2020.  Dates will be determined by the New York State coronavirus guidelines for reopening business and education efforts.

Meet VetsBuild Graduates

For More Information or to Enroll, Contact:

Deanna Dentici - Case Manager & VetsBuild Recruiter
United Veterans Beacon House
1715 Union Blvd, Bay Shore, NY 11706
Office: 631.665.1571
Elizabeth Eberhardt - VetsBuild Program Coordinator
819 Grand Blvd., Deer Park, NY 11729
Mobile: 631.940.3712

Media Coverage 

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