Congrats Veteran Graduates!
Last month, 23 accomplished Veterans were honored at the 2017 VetNet Graduation Ceremony. These incredible men and women completed a series of meaningful workshops and educational sessions specifically designed to help them overcome barriers to employment and ultimately, to enable them to say “I got the job!”
Our VetNet program is an environment in which Veterans who have experienced similar hardships can relate to each other and offer each other support and a place where they can find encouragement, awareness, confidence building, and support with no judgment - a place where they can turn to find the skills and self-esteem they need to find meaningful employment and achieve self-sufficiency. This is the best gift we can give Veterans who bravely served their country.
We were thrilled to welcome Don Wagner, Mayor of Irvine, who spoke to the graduating class and Jennifer Beall from the office of Assemblyman Bill Brough who helped award certificates to each of the proud graduates.
Bob Hurley, Working Wardrobes Board Chair, was on hand to provide special pins to each of the graduates and Michael Ancich of Mike Thompson RV – a Working Wardrobes supporter and generous donor to our VetNet program, also provided pins to the graduating class.
Both Don and Jennifer offered words of encouragement to our clients and everyone enjoyed special refreshments and great conversation afterwards.
Congratulations graduates! We are so very proud of you and grateful that we were able to help you on the road to meaningful employment. Here’s to the Power of a Paycheck.