Imagine going to fight and defend your country and only to return back home to find out that you are not welcomed to the society!
The stress of the military experience and readjusting to civilian life puts veterans at a heightened risk for substance abuse, suicide, homeless and joblessness. SEPI has helped many veterans and she is still helping in providing them education, career management, job placements and food servers.
Education Society Empowerment Projects Inc. (SEPI) has partnered with local colleges, educationists, freelance trainers and education providers to help veterans continue their education towards obtaining the skills needed for a successful career. Many veterans transitioning out of the military are having difficulties juggling school while finding employment to take care of their families, resulting in the veterans dropping out of school or putting their education on hold. Even the returned Veterans are finding it difficult to find their path to successful career.
With our partnership with the local college communities, we are assisting veterans and their families so that they can continue their education while working in the career field they are going to college for. Many local businesses are on board with our program and are offering positions within their companies.
Employment Troops who come home from war should have plenty of valuable skills for the job market, but unfortunately hiring companies don’t always see it that way. The unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans is increasing everyday higher than the country population.
The ability to obtain a rewarding career is the main objective for many of our veterans. Many are struggling to find employment, continue with their education, deal with their health issues and still provide for families.
Recognizing these challenges, SEPI offers viable solutions and structured plans for addressing the aggregation of employment responsibilities and educational demands. We work directly with each veteran to ensure they obtain the necessary certifications, specialized training and/or continued education needed.
Additionally, through the support of The Villages, as well as community government, and local businesses, SEPI is able to offer employment opportunities for veteran spouses, a highly rated charter school system for their children and quality and affordable housing for their entire families. Given these benefits, our veterans are able to focus on their education and career development while continuing to provide families support.
Housing It can be extremely difficult to find suitable housing within the means of our veterans’ long-term financial plans. SEPI utilizes professional network resources to assist in that process. We’ve helped homeless veterans with temporary home pending when their training is over and they are offered employment. They immediately find their home as soon as they are offered employment.