New Program Helps Vets Find Career Training


SPRINGFIELD -- A new program organized by the Land of Lincoln Workforce Alliance will help local veterans receive free workforce training. 

It's a chance for those who have served to obtain their Building Operator Certification for free, normally that training costs $1,250.

The pilot program was launched in August, and focuses on training vets to the highest energy efficiency standards in building management.
It's a partnership with several government agencies, and Lincoln Land Community College. Army veteran Michael Wright took advantage of the opportunity and says he is very grateful.

"I think my job prospects will be good, the other great thing is that we get to work with the office on resumes. they get us out there so we are prepared for when the course is done we can hopefully be employed," said Wright.

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