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  • U.S. Rep. McSally to visit Veterans’ Center

    Aug 18, 2015 | Read More News
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    Congresswoman Martha McSally, who represents Arizona’s second Congressional district, will be in Tucson Aug. 20 for a tour and overview of the employment services offered to veterans at the Kino Veterans’ Workforce Center, part of Pima County’s network of One-Stop Career Centers.

    McSally will arrive at 10 a.m. for a meet-and-greet in the Kino Service Center, 2797 E. Ajo Way, before walking next door to tour the Veterans’ Workforce Center. Goals of the visit include: 
    • providing the congresswoman with an overview of the veteran-centric employment services that the center and its partners offer; 
    • highlighting the link between the center and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base for military personnel transitioning out of active duty; and 
    • emphasizing the need for more recognition of veterans’ military education, certifications and work experience when awarding college credit.
    Kino Veterans' Workforce CenterThe Kino Veterans’ Workforce Center is a partnership of the Pima County One-Stop Career Center with the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, the Arizona Departments of Veterans Services and Economic Security, Pima Community College, Rally Point and the Community Partnership of Southern Arizona, CODAC/Comin’ Home, Tucson Veterans Serving Veterans, Salvation Army, Old Pueblo Community Services, Primavera Foundation, and the Arizona Veterans Commission.

    The Kino Veterans’ Workforce Center offers veterans:
    Career counseling and job search assistance;
    • Computer labs and office equipment;
    • Benefits counseling and claims assistance – education, medical care, disability;
    • Assistance with housing and other basic needs during transition to employment;
    • Guidance and financial assistance for training and education programs;
    • Adult education, tutoring and study skills; and 
    • Behavioral health services and recovery
    Between 300 and 400 veterans use these services every month; 673 have been enrolled into occupational training programs. In fiscal year 2014-15, 96 percent of those who complete the training program have been placed into unsubsidized employment at an average starting wage of $17.12 per hour.