Plans to begin phase 2 of disabled veteran training program underway

Two years ago, the Crane Learning and Employment Center in Greene County, Indiana began a program designed to help re-train disabled young veterans for work. The employment center joined forces with the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Crane to train them and then assist them in finding a job. The program is funded by several organizations including Lilly Endowment, Inc. and the McCormick Foundation of Chicago. It has, thus far, helped approximately 60 veterans and their families adjust to civilian life. The successful program has drawn attention from high-ranking officials in the Navy who believe that the project is now ready to expand.

Phase two of the project begins in January and is expected to last two years. One of the main focuses of phase two is to stretch out their services more widely so that they can help more people in more areas. The center hopes to find new employment opportunities for veterans throughout the Indianapolis area.

If you or someone you know is a disabled veteran, contact the Indiana veterans’ affairs disability benefits attorneys of the Hankey Law Office, P.C. by calling (800) 520-3633.