The VetWORKS Program is an employment and training program of Able-Disabled Advocacy that will assist unemployed Veterans residing in San Diego County who have separated from the military in the last 48 months to increase their job skills and assist them in entering civilian employment. All those enrolled are expected to complete a training program and pass a certification exam that will be recognized by local employers.
Training options include IT, Microsoft Office, and Project Management certifications.
The length of training varies depending on the track and ability of each participant to learn and retain information. Most IT certifications can be completed within three months. Project Management usually takes four to six months. Persons who spend more time studying will complete it sooner. All classroom training will take place at A-DA’s main office located at 4283 El Cajon Blvd. Suite 110, San Diego, CA 92105. Training is a blend of online learning, “hands on” exercises, and lab exercises and simulations. The office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
We can enroll Veterans who have separated from the military within the last 48-months including Veterans with service-connected disabilities who received a DD214 for conditions other than dishonorable and who are seeking employment. Candidates must be able to participate in training and employment program services at Able-Disabled Advocacy’s main office in City Heights and have the legal right to work in the United States.
There are three steps in the enrollment process. For more information, please call Cindy Lennon at (619) 231-5990 ext. 315.
Step 1: Review the information on the website about VetWORKS and complete a short form of interest.
Step 2: Follow the instructions that you receive by email and submit the complete A-DA application form, a copy of your resume, and answers to the questions about your experience and career goals.
Step 3: Complete a reading, math, and PC skills assessment and meet A-DA’s proficiency requirements. You will also interview with our team who will review your application package.
Funding Source: Funded by the California Workforce Investment Board
Award Amount: $150,000 over a 12-month period.