Snap-on Joins New VFW Employment Pilot Program
Transitioning service members have skill sets but not tool sets
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 28, 2018) – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to announce that Snap-on has joined in the launch of a new VFW Veteran Employment Tools (VET) pilot program to provide transitioning veterans with the necessary hardware to help start careers in the automotive maintenance industry, which often requires its employees to provide their own tools.
“Our new veterans already have the skill sets to succeed in this industry, but what many might lack are the required tool sets, which can cost thousands of dollars,” said VFW National Commander Keith Harman. “This is a tough financial barrier to employment, and that’s why we teamed with Snap-on to initially provide 20 transitioning veterans with the tools they need to succeed.”
“The VFW is dedicated to helping veterans, service members and their families,” said Harman, “and we are very hopefully that the pilot program exceeds to the point that we can help even more service members successfully transition back into their communities.”
For VET program eligibility requirements and to apply, visit www.vfw.org/VET.
ABOUT THE VFW: The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is the nation’s largest and oldest major war veterans organization. Founded in 1899, the congressionally-chartered VFW is comprised entirely of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. With 1.7 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in 6,400 Posts worldwide, the nonprofit veterans service organization is proud to proclaim “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS” than the VFW, which is dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs. For more information or to join, visit our website at www.VFW.org.
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