VETERANS TRANSITIONING TO CIVILIAN LIFE
The US is facing a serious challenge with over 2 million men and women veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan wars to a stagnant job market. Our communities are not equipped to respond appropriately to their unique need, nor are they aware of how to best work with military and veteran support systems. Quiñcea’s veteran services respond to this call to action.
Our mission is to serve the veterans who served our country through purpose-driven social enterprise programs. The social ventures are being designed to help veteran participants overcome barriers to employment by providing part-time and full-time employment, vocational skills training, meaningful education activities, entrepreneurship training, job development, case management, and mentoring services.
For our veterans, Quincea is in the process of developing Employment Transition Services that includes:
- Comprehensive Support Services, and
- Career Planning
- Mentoring and
- Vocational Training – agency run social enterprise businesses
- Vocational Training – private and public sector work sites
With flexible educational options, Quincea will enable veterans to enroll part-time or full-time at select educational institutions while having the opportunity to work 15 to 20 hours per week in our Social Enterprise Initiative. Comprehensive support services will guide the academic plans that focus on shaping the educational and vocational paths of each veteran. The programs are typically a two-year work-study training initiative designed to help participants obtain academic and/or vocational credentials. Comprehensive support services will aid participants to help overcome various health challenges and further their educational background and vocational skills proficiency.