The Coogan Administration announced earlier this morning the creation of the Launch Pad Veterans Job Training Program in Fall River.
The city has dedicated $100,000 through CARES Acts funding and the Veteran Department to create a new service for the Veterans Association of Bristol County.
The program will support 50 low-income veterans from Fall River impacted by the COVID-19 virus. They will be provided with job training, including, but not limited to, skills assessments, resume building interview instruction and one-on-one coaching/career counseling.
Participants will also be connected with a Masshire Vterean Representative and local job opportunities.
“Our veterans have been hit hard during the pandemic, like so many others,” said Mayor Paul Coogan. “I am humbled by the opportunity to provide this new service through the Veterans Association of Bristol County.”
“I have no doubt that the VABC is more than qualified to provide these life changing services to our valued servicemen and women, and I am eager to see the program’s outcomes,” he continued.