VetsBuild is a signature United Way of Long Island's MISSION UNITED initiative, 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 advanced training and educational opportunities.
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. Course includes 10-hour entry level OSHA certification training, basic training in home performance and weatherization, information technology courses, and financial literacy instruction.
- Case Management to assist military personnel and their families secure eligible services and Emergency Financial Assistance isavailable through United Way's Mission United partners.
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