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Veterans IT Center

Veterans IT Center

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  • 1. The Veterans IT Center 5079 Queens, St. Louis Missouri
  • 2. The Veterans IT Center IT (Instructional & Transitional) Center trains veterans in skills leading to jobs following honorable service to our grateful nation. IT Brings the community disciplined, respected, compassionate mentors/leaders. IT is a diverse and dedicated group who served and sacrificed - earning the right to belong.
  • 3. The Veterans IT Center Participants  Professionals  Screened, interviewed  Business  Accepted, tested  Construction  Selected, referenced  Energy  Enrolled, challenged  Education  Active, engaged  Healthcare
  • 4. Home Depot National Event Mission: Train veterans in skills that lead to long-term employment during a three month program. Goal: Train 24 new veterans every 120 days through:  Classroom instruction,  hands on at work sites, and  OJT at local business locations.
  • 5. October 27 , 2011 th Renewable Energy Training Institute Home Depot Foundation The Mission Continues Rebuilding Together Urban Mission Future Without Poverty North City Church of Christ 424 Volunteer Workers helped~!
  • 6. Project – Site Plan Throughout the day, volunteers will transform the facility by:  Building a wheelchair ramp  Rebuilding a new kitchen and pantry  Installing carpet, flooring and window treatments  Restructuring bathrooms for wheelchair-bound individuals  Installing new fencing  Constructing a patio area with new landscaping in the front and back of the facility  Installing a flagpole
  • 7. Leaders on this project Steven Esparza, District Manager, The Home Depot Andy Close, Team Depot Captain & Store Manager, The Home Depot (St. Louis Store #3002) David Ervin, Executive Director, Rebuilding Together – St. Louis Charles E. Boyd, Marine veteran, Founder & Executive Director, Renewable Energy Training Institute Brian Westmoreland, Navy veteran and RETI student Eric Jones, Army veteran and RETI student Josh Eckhoff, U.S. Army veteran and Fellow, The Mission Continues Dr. Kendall Brune, Urban Mission & Future Without Poverty Pastor Robert Lawrence, North City Church of Christ
  • 8. Volunteer Participants
  • 9. Where it began & ended~!
  • 10. No Soldier Left Behind~! Josh Ekoff, Army retired due to combat injuries
  • 11. The Veterans IT Center Supporters  Appreciative Leaders
  • 12. What’s Next? Ste. Genevieve Veterans Rehabilitation Ranch – Two working Ranches  Focus to implement the 4 E’s of FWOP 