Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program
The Department of Energy partners with the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide on-the-job training opportunities that could lead to employment for recovering Veterans through the vocational rehabilitation and employment program. For information on the program and to sign up visit: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/.
Operation Warfighter Program
The Operation Warfighter Program managed by the Department of Defense (DoD) offers temporary military detail assignments for recuperating service members to engage in meaningful vocational opportunities. The Department of Energy partners with the DoD to offer opportunities under the program. Operation Warfighter Program Information (pdf 925 KB)
Wounded Warrior Programs
Programs designed to assist severely wounded soldiers, Veterans and their families offer a ready source of skilled candidates ready to reintegrate into the workforce.
- Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) - official site for the DoD program for the severely wounded.
- Air Force Wounded Warrior Program
- Navy Safe Harbor
- US Marine Core Wounded Warrior Regiment
Solar Energy Job-Training Pilot Program for Veterans
In partnership with U.S. Department of Energy the SunShot Initiative’s Solar Instructor Training Network aims to train 50,000 new solar installers in total by 2020, some of who will be veterans and will be partnering with up to three military bases to create a veterans solar job training pilot project this fall. Please visit: http://www.energy.gov/articles/new-solar-energy-job-training-pilot-program-veterans to find out more.