"Out-of-the Box Job Fair Great Success"
“Purple Heart Service Foundation Hosts Out-of-the-Box Job Fair”
November 29, 2006
(Annandale, VA - Cyberspace) The Purple Heart Service Foundation hosted a virtual job fair for the most recent graduates of the Veterans Business Training Center (VBTC) innovative job-training program. Conducted completely online, the job fair was a tremendous success.
“We are very proud to offer this training program to deserving veterans and even prouder that we have been able to put them in contact with some great American companies ready to hire them,” stated Gregory A. Bresser, Deputy Executive Director of the Purple Heart Service Foundation. “A growing segment of outsourced call center industry is moving to a remote-based worker model and it is my hope that other companies will follow suit and hire these highly skilled disabled veterans,“ continued Bresser.
Attended by representatives from the Veteran Corps of America, the State Department, Oracle Systems, Microsoft, The Mortgage Zone, Department of Defense, Numara Software, Amaozon.com, FedEx, Veterans Advantage, and WebTrain Communications. Since rolling out this innovative training concept earlier this year, VBTC has been swamped with more than 2000 applications from across the country and garnered interest from Federal, state and local veteran agencies. Accredited by Northern Virginia Community College, the training consists of 600 hours (8 hours per day, five days a week for a total of 15-weeks.) Trainees follow a detailed curriculum, attend virtual classroom discussions and accrue real-time work experience.
The Veteran’s Business Training Center’s rigorous 15 week on-line training is focused on reintegrating homebound combat-wounded and disabled veterans back into the workforce. By using current VoIP and wed-based technology the Veteran Business Training Center is remotely training these veterans, nationwide.
The Purple Heart Service Foundation has provided services to veterans and their families for more than 45 years and prides itself on adapting quickly to new and unforeseen changes in the types of programs and services needed by combat-wounded and disabled veterans. More information on the Purple Heart Service Foundation and VBTC can be found at www.purpleheartfoundation.org