My experience with Veterans Green Jobs has been nothing short of outstanding. Given such a unique opportunity, one must grasp and take it for the full ride.
Veterans Green Jobs allowed me to get out of a rut to which I was very accustomed. I have been working in and out of restaurants for the past six years. Frustrated to death, I would apply at least once a week to an alternative form of work. Sadly, I would never get a call back for an interview or even a ‘thank you for applying.’ I had pretty much given up on my job search and resigned myself to the idea that my life was one of servitude.
This vexed me to no end, because the military had given me all the tools I needed to find a well-paying job, yet no one noticed my ultimate potential. Then I saw an ad for Veterans Green Jobs.
My mind had been starting to go down the “green” route for some time. I had seen how wasteful human beings can be. I had seen how frustrated people are over gas prices and their energy bills because of consumption. I felt I needed to find a way to make a difference. Veterans Green Jobs laid out a plan that sounded like it would be the right and proper path for me to take if I were to be successful in chasing my dream of change.
At first, the program seemed like a lot of information intake. But the instruction gave us the confidence we needed to keep pushing on toward our common goal. It was very much a team effort, which I enjoyed immensely. I feel all people work better in a cohesive function.
The training also covered a wide range of other skills that I didn’t even know we were going to learn, but would prove to be very helpful in the job market. The program always catered to our needs if there was an issue or something we felt we needed to learn in collaboration with the initial intent. This allowed us all to be more productive.
Veterans Green Jobs gives one the ability to be confident that you receive good training to help you find some kind of niche in a variety of markets. I know that I will use what I have learned to either start my own business or work my way up the ladder in a corporation that will allow me to reach the goal that I have set for myself.
Sean Spurr, Virginia National Guard
Virginia Weatherization Training Program Participant