Everyone is struggling to find a job in this current economy, and this includes military veterans, especially those who were wounded in their service to this country. Luckily, there are some programs that aim to help injured veterans. The Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation (MOPHSF) is located in Annandale, VA. Through their Vocational Technical Institute (VVTI) program, the foundation is helping injured veterans find jobs.
Veterans taking part in the program are given both training and potential job leads. All the programs offered through the VVTI are free of charge. There are also programs for those veterans who are forced to work from home because their physical impairment prevents them from getting to or working at a job site.
Graduates of the VVTI program work:
- In tech support;
- In call centers;
- At help desks; and
- In cyber-security.
Classes are also available online, with each virtual classroom holding 15-25 students. Sixteen week classes start every other month at a cost of $600 for every training. It costs approximately $15,000 to train every veteran, but through VVTI partner-corporations, who grant student scholarships and provide all necessary supplies–including computers and software–costs are kept at a minimum.
Once veterans complete the program, VVTI hosts a virtual job fair. Although some graduates are retained to work at VVTI’s call center, there are no guarantees graduates will receive jobs or job offers. While nothing is guaranteed, graduating the program certainly gives many of these wounded veterans a helpful step in the right direction.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, contact Veterans Help Group. You may be entitled to certain programs and benefits so contact our veterans disability rights firm today.