NACE Foundation is excited to announce a grant award of $25,000 from The Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust for the foundation’s Workforce Development program. This grant will enable NACE Foundation to provide educational and training opportunities in the corrosion field to veterans with disabilities and their spouses.
“We’re very appreciative of the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust for recognizing that our Workforce Development program can be beneficial to their constituents,” said Manny Mones, executive director of NACE Foundation. “As we focus on providing stable career opportunities to those who have served our country, part of that commitment is to help veterans with disabilities find and prepare for a rewarding career in the corrosion industry.”
Mones noted that the Workforce Development program has recently received some strong applications from qualified candidates and the review committee is set to begin processing and approving applicants in the near future. As the program continues to gain momentum, NACE Foundation wants to thank members for their support of this program and asks that members continue to inform friends, family and co workers who are U.S. military veterans about it and the great benefits of a job in the corrosion profession. The foundation is also asking all NACE International members to consider becoming a mentor to a candidate, leading them towards a rewarding career in our industry.
Through its marketing and community outreach efforts NACE Foundation has partnered with several military transition officers and military organizations to get this program in front of those who need it most. The foundation is very appreciative of those organizations for referring applicants and especially would like to recognize our partners, USA Cares, Operation Homefront and Hire Heroes for helping publicize the program and displaying or distributing program brochures.
Workforce Development Program – view this section to download a PDF version of the program’s donor and veteran brochures or e-mail Heather Lowry to request printed copies. If interested in becoming a mentor, NACE International members can access the mentor application.