Employment Training And Business Opportunities
Staying Focused and Vigilent
By Calvin P. Gross, Chair
The Employment Training and Business Opportunities Committee
has three areas of concern: 1. Certification, classification, and
proper documentation of departing servicemen and women’s
education, training, and work experience while in the military.
These life experiences, when documented, can translate into
civilian careers. 2. Legislative issues and enforcement of those
laws. 3. Protection of Veterans Preference.
Alan Gibson from Missouri and Gerard C. "Gerry" Kahn from New
York are leading the charge on two of these issues. We have help
from several state councils, but we need help from all of them. If
you would like to be a member of this committee, please get in
touch with Alan Gibson (Vvamo1@aol.com") or Vernessa Franklin (firstname.lastname@example.org").
While we as a country are focused on fighting a foreign enemy, we
have to stay focused and vigilant to protect what we have earned
for ourselves and the troops now in the field.
ETABO has evolved into a front-line defense for veterans
benefits, especially Veterans Preference. The past and current
administrations have systematically changed policies that will
strip away the earned benefits of the people who have answered
this country’s call.
Please go to the VVA web site (www.vva.org"), click on
"Veterans Benefits News & Resources," "VVA Guides," and then on "VVA
Guide to Veterans Preference." This guide was written by Gerry
Kahn for VVA. When it comes to the issue of Veterans Preference, I
am glad Gerry is on our side.
I sit on a certification board and have been nominated to be on
the U. S. Department of Labor’s Veterans Employment Training
Service Advisory Board to the Secretary. Alan Gibson keeps tabs on
all legislative and employment issues, goes to seminars, and has
given testimony to Congress. We all also belong to VVA’s
Government Affairs Committee where the legislative agenda includes
employment training and business opportunities.