New Directions for Veterans helps homeless veterans obtain employment by providing a complete set of services and resources to enhance their job search skills and increase employability. Our workforce development process features:
Job Club & Customer Service Training
Participants complete a comprehensive pre-employment class that prepares veterans to successfully obtain and maintain employment. The instruction includes an intensive workshop that teaches veterans how to provide excellent customer service to customers and co-workers.
Our Job Developers assist veterans at every step in their employment process, including resume development, job search and referrals, and interview preparation.
Short-Term Vocational Training
Sometimes a veteran needs to refresh or update a skill or learn a new one. We help by providing short-term training for in-demand jobs in such fields as nursing, computer basics (through a partnership with Santa Monica College), and construction.
Custodial and Culinary Arts Certifications
Our in-house vocational training includes hands-on certification courses with industry professionals in Custodial Services and Culinary Arts. Our Custodial Training class certifies veterans in Custodial duties, primarily, cleaning and all aspects of floor care. They then get hands on work experience by maintaining our facility. Our culinary arts program teaches culinary basics, food prep, garde manger, sanitation, and safety skills.
Educational Assessments & Tutoring
Assessments are offered in reading, writing and math. Our one-on-one tutoring sessions are tailored to meet each veteran’s needs.
Through a special grant provided by the US Department of Labor, we also provide services and materials such as interview clothing, transportation, and work tools needed to help veterans succeed in securing and sustaining employment.
For more information on how to access these services or how to become a corporate partner, see our Contact Us page