WBZ Cares: Boston Non-Profit Offers Courses in Personal Finance and Technology for Veterans
BOSTON (CBS)-- The WBZ Cares Campaign continues for the month of November.
Monthly, WBZ NewsRadio 1030 highlights a deserving non-profit organization and tells the story of what it does for the neighborhood.
For the month of November, WBZ profiles "New England Center & & Home For Veterans," a national leader in real estate and serving veterans who are at risk of homelessness.
The Boston-based group offers services throughout the area, supporting and linking veterans with innovative services that allow success, significant employment, and dignified independent living.
Among the ways the Center assists veterans accomplish independent living is by providing them the tools they require to find meaningful work. That is where the work training school comes in, offering classes and course operate in a variety of career fields.
"Among the important things we provide is a professional protection officer training. We are also focusing on client service, business interactions courses," said Damien Radzinsky, the NECHV' s on-site Veterans Training school's director.
Radzinsky says that they likewise supply veterans with fundamental computer system courses.
" [It's] designed to obtain people up to speed with utilizing technology, and that is incredible important since you are going to face innovation practically all over you go now."
Veterans can also find out about managing their cash with courses on personal financing, budgeting and the best ways to check your credit rating.
When they go into the training school, Radzinsky says students must sign a contract of sorts to keep them liable.
"Specifying a student arrangement, where veterans will be available in and they will have a scoring system so they will understand where they stand in relation to the course work as well as around employment. For instance, reliability is substantial, we all know that, therefore one of the metrics we are going to be truly plainly recording is just that. We can have rich conversations with the veterans about how they are performing."
Tobi Makinde, an Iraq War Veteran, is among the school's success stories. He landed a full-time task after going through the training program which enabled him to also pursue his enthusiasm for photography.
"I work security at Prudential. Beyond that, I have a studio, an image studio, in Roxbury."
Makinde states his trainer in the training program provided him a whole brand-new viewpoint on life.
"He showed me that, you are down on your luck, and it's not a bad thing to ask for assistance. As soon as I figured that out, everything else ended up being easy."
It is success stories like Makinde's that make it all rewarding for Radzinsky and his staff.
"An individual that's committed themselves to support everyone, deserves our assistance in return," he stated.
If you wish to know more about NECHV, volunteer or desire to make a contribution, visit their site www.nechv.org
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