By Debbie Gregory. In the first workforce training partnership between a civilian federal agency, the Department of Defense and individual military branches, the SunShot Initiative’s Solar Ready Vets program is training our nation’s transitioning servicemembers for careers in the solar energy industry. Upon completion of the program, these veterans are ready for careers as solar photovoltaic […]
Entries for March, 2016
In today’s competitive job market, those seeking employment must create their own career paths by seeking out opportunities to develop skills and experience. Both on-the-job (OJT) and apprenticeship training programs are available for Veterans using their VA education benefits, including the Post-9/11 GI Bill. These programs allow Veterans to learn a trade or skill through […]
By Debbie Gregory. Numerous state attorney generals are speaking out on behalf of veterans who were defrauded of their veteran education by for-profit colleges. The attorney generals (AGs) in eight states sent Secretary Bob McDonald a letter demanding restoration of GI Bill benefits. They allege that the for-profit colleges used deceptive tactics in recruiting veterans […]
By Debbie Gregory. When Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Greca posted on Facebook that he was taking time off to deal with physical, mental and emotional issues, he did so with the hopes of helping others. Perhaps if someone in his position could reach out for professional help, it could go a long way in de-stigmatizing […]
By Debbie Gregory. Several Air Force officials have reported that the U.S. Air Force is facing a shortage of more than 500 fighter pilots. The divide is expected to widen to more than 800 by 2022. The shortage stems from a reduction in the number of active duty fighter squadrons. In a written statement, Air […]
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