ABCCM's Veterans Restoration Quarters (VRQ) hosted on Thursday, Aug. 31, a state-level training event for Department of Labor workforce specialists with remarks by Matt Miller, White House advisor on veterans employment services.
Other speakers included Reverend Scott Rogers, ABCCM executive director; Lane Dyer, US Department of Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Services state director for North Carolina; Department of Workforce Solutions Chief Operating Officer Mark Edmonds; and Archie Barrow, director of Veterans Employment Service at the North Carolina Division of Workforce Solutions. J’Metria Anderson, assistant state director of U.S. Department of Labor VETS, led table activities.
Other ABCCM speakers included VRQ Director Tim McElyea; Veterans Services of the Carolinas Director John Rakes; and VSC Assistant Directors Kristie Reisig, Susan Garrett and Brandon Wilson. Ilario Pantano, Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) senior director for programs and services also attended the summit. ABCCM is the network coordination center for IVMF's NCServes-Western network, part of the AmericaServes network. Click here to read more about NCServes-Western.
ABCCM, supported by nearly 300 local churches and 5,600 volunteers, launched the NCServes Western Network in August with 50+ provider partners. Led by the Reverend Scott Rogers, ABCCM is a national exemplar in the provision of homeless and work force services to veterans, service members and their families.