Counseling to Careers Our Heroes and Families
Counseling to Careers is a 501c3 Not for Profit Veterans Help Organization. It is the mission, purpose & duty of the C to C Project to Address, diagnose, and treat returning U.S. Veterans and their families, with the objective of giving them better focus, identifying their strengths (mentally, physically, experience and education), thereby creating a pathway to continuing civilian success.
The people behind Counseling to Careers are Navy Veterans, Nurses, and Business leaders. Collectively, we have many years of experience in the commercial and medical communities and each of us have worked in a diverse set of industries.
It all started a few years ago when I was in conversation with a young man named Mike, who’s story is very similar to my own. Like me, Mike had spent years on a ship protecting all of us while in the U.S. Navy. For Him, it was an honor to serve, but he did sacrifice his most precious college years to provide us with that service. In return, the Navy had sent him to two years of intense schools to learn all about the computer systems aboard our ships.
Mike felt that he could serve out his Navy career with his schooling and, with the next four years of experience and responsibility, he would have no trouble finding civilian work.
Mike lived his life while in the Navy; He got married, and had a child on the way. He didn’t feel at that point that the long deployments were fair to his new family, so he gave up his naval career for civilian life.
Michael applied for many jobs, in which he would have similar, yet less demanding responsibilities, than those he expertly carried out while aboard ship.
Each interview ended the same way. The companies were hiring people with master’s degrees and even PhD’s to do what he was tasked with daily in the Navy! By civilian decree, Mike was deemed unqualified.
Michael realized that when he left the navy, not only had the door closed behind him, but that there were closed doors just about everywhere he looked!
After years of the most impressive responsibilities, Michael became a bench test technician for new circuit boards at a small start up company making $7.50 per hour. This was a job where his peers had just gotten out of high school, and who were trained “on the job”!
Folks, there are too many stories like this, and most are much worse than this one. Stories of men and women who have come back from battles where they have lost close friends in a flash of light and deafening crack.
Luckily, many foundations today are working to deal with PTSD, and others are working to deal with just getting these fine men and women hired: We are doing both.
Unfortunately, there is a much bigger problem today than all of these fine organizations combined can handle; we simply need more help for our returning heroes!
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Counseling to Careers will be hosting a seminar with Machining Training Solutions (MTS) to bring our Vets a Grant driven training program. Please stay tuned for details as we will be publishing location, date and time, and more information about the program. Read all about it in the documents listed…