Tailored For Success Announces Career Program For Female Veterans
by: Troops to Trades
October 8, 2016
Tailored for Success recently announced a grant of $55,000 from BNY Mellon/Alice P. Chase Trust to develop a comprehensive career readiness program for female veterans.
The program, called Boots2Suits: A Safety Net for Women Veterans, will provide career assessments, individual employment plans, social reintegration and other career development services specifically tailored to meet the needs of women veterans transitioning from the military.
Tailored for Success held an event to honor the contributions of veterans at the Boston State House on Nov. 17, 2015. The event included a panel discussion featuring Massachusetts Veterans officials, distribution of free business clothing and career development workshops. Although the event was targeted to women and men, of the 75 veterans that attended 20 were women. The organization was surprised at the lack of women veterans taking part in this event, stated Elizabeth Hart, executive director of Tailored for Success; this led to extensive research, discussions with veterans’ organizations and female veterans and the need for a specialized program for female veterans became evident.
In Massachusetts, there are approximately 400,000 veterans and at least 32,000 are women veterans who comprise the smallest segment of the veteran population. Furthermore, according to the Department of Labor, “female veterans have higher unemployment rates than male veterans” and female veterans are the fastest segment of homeless veterans.
For information, contact Elizabeth Hart, executive director, at 781-324-0499 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.