FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – It is a challenge that faces war veterans and our nation. Who can provide adequate training for veterans to get them into the workplace?
“There’s always going to be a gap. The good news is that, in America, we fill that gap,” explained retired General Richard B. Myers. The 15th chairman of the Joint Chiefs Of Staff was in the CBS 11 News studio on Friday morning for an interview with Brendan Higgins. General Myers is in North Texas to help launch a new veterans training program with the help of MediSend International. The nonprofit group has its headquarters in Dallas.
“We think, probably, we can get a lot of veterans right here in Texas that want to be a part of this,” said Myers.
The program involves veterans going through intensive training for biomedical equipment repair. The equipment is shipped to third world and developing countries.
General Myers said that the training will last up to six months. “They’ll leave with a job. This is not going to be a problem. It’s not like you get a diploma and have to go searching for a job,” according to the general. The jobs feature an average annual salary between $45,000 and $50,000.
The MediSend Myers program also features an opportunity for civilians to get involved in the project. One way is to help sponsor a veteran’s training. Click here for more information about the project.
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