Get There First’est for the Most’est NuPaths, an IT and tech workforce development training provider co-founded by Harrisburg University of Science and Technology ca. 2018, has received from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry a $199,988 grant for 2023 to train 24 veterans living in Pennsylvania for entry-level jobs Read more…
U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) helps NCC provide free Class A CDL training programs to veterans and their families.
This August, Northampton Community College (NCC) received a $163,200 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to provide free Class A truck driving training to 40 current or former members of the United States Armed Forces, their spouses and adult children. NCC will recruit qualified students, provide them with superior safety-focused training, support them through successful program completion, and provide placement services to assist them in becoming employed in the transportation industry. (more…)
The Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation is conducting a project with the U.S. Department of Labor which is studying the effects occupational licensing has on military veterans and military spouses. If affected, participate now. The survey is set to end December 2020. [Editor’s Note: The survey may be extended as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic, as intended outreach events have been cancelled.]
The survey, being distributed throughout the Commonwealth, asks questions about barriers of employment. The goal of the survey is to help the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania distinguish the needs of servicemen and servicewomen, and their spouses, as it pertains to occupational licensing. (more…)
On 18 July 2018, Tom O’Rourke of Team RWB, the chairman for the Social Recreational Confederation — LVMAC’s newest coalition — spoke to update the Council on its progress of the program and to explain how the membership can assist it.
Trout Unlimited Hokendauqua is again conducting a Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing event. This time a mini-event on 27 July. For more information, see below. (more…)
The Lehigh Valley Chapter of Safari Club International has approached our council to find ten veterans to participate in a pheasant hunt on 4 November 2017, all expenses paid. As previously reported, the council has initiated work on creating a new coalition called the Social-Recreational Confederation. Consequently, the effort to support Safari International is being handled by Tom O’Rourke, its chairman and the veterans outreach coordinator for Team RWB (which is coordinating this new program for us).
For more details, click on the flyer below: (more…)
The presentation below was given by Scott Gingold at our 17 May 2017 Council Meeting. Thought you might be interested. (more…)
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The key purposes of a GI Bill are to assist a returning military veteran in readjusting and retraining for new employment. While not all veterans have the need or seek the use of their educational benefits, approximately 25 per cent of returning veterans do within two years of discharge. It therefore behooves us to pay attention to their needs for us to reap the biggest gain for our society. Academics for Veterans, or A’s for Vets, intends to do just that; and it is about to conduct its first major event with that intention. The LVMAC alliance will conduct an education fair for military veterans and their families on 28 February, beginning at 8 a.m., at Moravian College’s Haupert Union Building. Click here for the details and on how to register while space is available. (more…)
David Rubright, who is the Workforce Education Coordinator for the Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI), will speak on the topic of “Veterans, Employment and the Realities of the Business World” at our upcoming LVMAC Council meeting on 17 September. See home page for location and time. ### As of Read more…