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Happy Veterans Day!

November 11, 2010

This year’s Veterans Day is extra special for us.

Yesterday we announced the creation of Operation Independence, a new program in partnership with Central Piedmont Community College that will provide technology skills training, job placement, career counseling and other support services to veterans and their families. The new program is made possible through an Elevate America veterans initiative grant from Microsoft Corporation that awarded $171,000 to Goodwill, as well as the software and training curriculum to support the new program.

“We are extremely pleased to be able to provide job skills training and supportive services for military veterans thanks to the Elevate America veterans initiative grant,” said Michael Elder, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont. “The transition to civilian life can be difficult. Through our partnership with CPCC, we will help our veterans and their families put their lives back on track and re-enter the workforce.”

How are you planning to celebrate veterans today?

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