The American Red Cross is proud and excited to continue our legacy of working side-by-side with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in service of our Veterans. The Red Cross has a long history of service to the Veterans community, not only as advocates for Veterans seeking benefits, but also as a source of employment. In the past 3 years, the Red Cross has hired over 2,000 Veterans.
This August, the Red Cross partnered with VA and Coursera to launch a new no-cost online training program, VA Learning Hubs, to help transitioning Service Members and Veterans from all eras learn skills, earn credentials, and advance in civilian careers following separation from service. This program is part of VA’s Veteran’s Economic Communities Initiative, which promotes education and employment opportunities for Veterans through integrated networks of support at a local level. VA Learning Hubs launched in 27 cities across the country, including Honolulu.
Through VA Learning Hubs, transitioning Service Members and Veterans can take advantage of both online and in-person study. Each week, online course modules are completed outside the classroom while class sessions, led by Volunteer Subject Matter Experts and Red Cross facilitators, provide opportunities to discuss course materials with peers, hear from subject matter experts, and network. Learning Hub sessions include: networking opportunities, discussions on course material, guest speakers and Q&A opportunities with experts from the community.
The members of the Veterans community deserve every opportunity to make a successful transition to civilian life and the Red Cross is here to help them continue to live the American dream and bring the opportunity for career enhancement to their doorstep.
For more information on the VA Learning Hub, email firstname.lastname@example.org.