Veterans Work with Purpose

“I can think of no better way to express our deep appreciation than to provide our nation’s heroes pursuing post-military career opportunities in the union elevator industry with a real, meaningful support system.”

Frank J. Christensen, General President,
International Union of Elevator Constructors

In the last two months, Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services continues being a leading force in the launch of workforce development programs that are providing meaningful careers and opportunities for veterans and their families in Illinois.

With our assistance, the International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC) is expanding their Veterans Assistance Program (VAP) to IUEC Local #2 in Chicago. VAP is taking hold in IUEC Locals across the country.

Our long-standing partnership with Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) Local #18007 continues to share practical solutions to integrate more veterans into first-rate training, career placement and services for union veterans and their families in the Utility Workers Military Assistance Program (UMAP).

Dixon Center is also now assisting Task Force Movement (TFM)-Illinois.

Building upon two years of the successful national TFM workforce development model, we are harnessing the power of state workforce development agencies to implement this model locally. In Chicago, Dixon Center is organizing and leading summits with representatives from veteran organizations, employers, unions, academic institutions, and state government agencies. We are working to identify solutions for challenges facing the military-affiliated community transitioning to civilian careers and developing strategies connecting them with opportunities in Illinois’ growing industries.

Launch of Task Force Movement-Illinois, Chicago, IL, May 22, 2024.

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