VETERANS GREEN JOBS Overview
Target demographics: Service Transition. Our award-winning service transition programs provide short-term, work-intensive projects for those just completing military service or veterans ready to make a transition to a new vocational path. Hands-on projects provide veterans with transferable skills and experience, and guide them toward exciting new career and education opportunities.
Direct beneficiaries per year: VGC - 100+
Weatherization - 1300 +
VCC - 13
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Generate the funding for 4 veterans to have a 60 minute session with a career counselor to determine initial career interest, assessment, resume and cover letter review.
Geographic areas served: Rocky Mountain Region, Washington DC, Bucks County PA, California
Programs: Outdoor Conservation Program, Wildland Firefighting Program, Employment Program, Go Green Warehouse, Home Weatherization
Forty veterans have been directly hired by VGJ; the majority of these employees are now working in our weatherization department, which has weatherized 3,876 homes within two years.
10% of all of the clients served through our weatherization program receive field quality assurance audits from qualified State of Colorado and Department of Energy inspectors. We also receive two State of Colorado administration audits per year. Veterans Green Jobs has received excellent ratings from all field and administration audits. We are currently on target to meet all of our program outputs through this program year.