CPCC and Charlotte Bridge Home collaborate to connect veterans to jobs and support services

last modified Feb 29, 2012 02:27 PM

CPCC and Charlotte Bridge Home (a non-profit organization established to assist veterans in Charlotte-Mecklenburg) are working together to assist veterans in obtaining meaningful employment and access to needed support services.

The Veterans’ Employment and Support Initiative seeks to address the near 11.5% unemployment rate among veterans. CPCC will provide veterans with career counseling and the training to equip them with the skills in demand by area employers. Charlotte Bridge Home will link veterans to services in the community and will work with employers to increase awareness of veterans’ employment needs.

To make a gift to support this initiative visit https://shop.cpcc.edu/donation/giving.rios. Please fill in "Specify Department/Program" space on form with “VEI” for Veterans Employment Initiative.

For additional information, please read the Charlotte Observer article about this initiative: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/02/29/3056420/businesses-raising-1-million-to.html.