Jeffrey Mosher talks with the Carrie Rosingana, C.O.O. & E.O.O. CAMW! about what services and resources that CAMW! offers veterans.
QUESTION: What services does CAMW! offer for veterans?
ANSWER: Twice a month, INVESTVets offers a Veterans Networking Group at our Lansing Job Center where military veterans are welcome to come network with other veterans regarding employment opportunities, job search strategies, resources, your unique experiences and more. A strong partner in helping support our veterans, INVESTVets aims to improve employment outcomes for those who have served in our nation's armed forces and their families. The next networking group will be held on Nov. 12, with another on Nov. 26, both at 3:30 p.m. There’s no need to RSVP, but you are encouraged to bring fellow veterans! Outside of those meetings, veterans and eligible spouses are always welcome to visit one of our job centers to learn more about the career services we offer specifically for them.
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QUESTION: Who is considered a veteran?
ANSWER: A veteran is defined in any of the following ways:
● A person who served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days and was discharged or released from service with any discharge other than a dishonorable discharge.
● A person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service connected disability.
● A person who served on active duty during a period of war, or in a campaign for which a campaign badge was authorized, and was discharged or released from such duty with other than a dishonorable discharge.
QUESTION: What does Priority of Service for Veterans and Eligible Spouses mean?
ANSWER: Priority of service for veterans means the right of eligible veterans and their spouses to receive access to services, resources and training before a non-covered person. Eligible covered veterans and eligible spouses are notified of this and the services we offer by signs and other information throughout our American Job Centers. We know many of our veterans don’t always feel comfortable “drawing attention” to themselves. If you are a veteran or spouse, you can quietly tell any CAMW! staff person and we’ll discreetly direct you to the best person to help you with priority services. All U.S. Department of Labor-funded programs, including CAMW!, follow the Priority of Service for Veterans and Eligible Spouses.
QUESTION: What other resources are available to veterans?
ANSWER: The Michigan Department of Military & Veterans Affairs and the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency are both governmental areas that offer wide range of veterans’ services, including workforce development. Their offerings range from education assistance, family assistance, benefits, financial assistance, health care resources, jobs and scholarships. More specifically, the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency connects those who have served in the armed forces and their families to services and benefits throughout the state. The resources for veterans are out there, and we hope to help connect people to them.