‘Suited For Success’ wins grant for new veterans job training program

now hiring veterans

A sign is posted during the Recruit Military Career Fair in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

NEW YORK — The Noya Fields Family Charitable Funds announces a 2017 grant to Suited for Success in general support to help launch its veterans job training program, “Vets For Success.”

It will focus on the underserved members and military veterans of the greater South Florida community to provide new employment skills and job readiness training.

“This is a program that is very personal to our family. Nikki’s grandparents served in the Navy during World War II,” said Ken Fields.

“Last year we were honored to be one of the co-sponsors for the annual gala in support of veterans and this year we’re incredibly excited to see that energy transformed into what we all hope will be a sustainable and permanent effort to help those who have served our country.”

Vets for Success is designed to provide educational and vocational opportunities and life skills for underserved members and military veterans of the diverse South Florida community. By preparing individuals to retain gainful employment, we will increase individuals’ ability to secure permanent housing, reduce dependence on public assistance, increase financial stability and self-esteem, and propel individuals to economic self-sufficiency.

In its inaugural year, the Vets For Success program hopes to serve approximately 75 military veterans and family members.

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