22 Dec '14, 2am

#LongIsland program to train #military #veterans in green construction gets $200K grant

A program to train military veterans in the high-tech skills of the green construction industry won a recent boost with a $200,000 state grant. The VetsBuild Long Island program is run by the United Way of Long Island, in conjunction with the United Veterans Beacon House of Bay Shore, a not-for-profit that works with veterans. In the three years the program has existed, it's trained about 140 veterans in basic construction skills along with more complicated techniques to work in the burgeoning green construction field, which emphasizes energy efficiency and eco-friendly materials. The state earlier this month awarded the grant to the VetsBuild program as part of $82 million in aid for Long Island projects under Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Councils. "The investment made by New York State Department of State will enable veterans to stay on Long Islan...

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