Veterans Workforce Investment Program (VWIP)


What is the Veterans Workforce Investment Program?

The Veterans Workforce Investment Program (VWIP) is a competitive grant program offered by the Veterans Employment and Training Services (VETS) of the U.S. Department of Labor. VWIP-funded programs are intended to meet the workforce investment needs of the veterans and to perform outreach and public information activities to develop and promote employment and job training opportunities in the green job industry.


ECU Veterans Workforce Investment Program Mission Statement

The mission of the East Central University Veterans Workforce Investment Program, in support of the University and the Division of Student Development, is to provide United States military veterans the opportunity to address and to overcome employment barriers by providing assistance and support, and specific Green Job Certifications, which will enable them to become gainfully employed.

To accomplish this mission, the Program will identify eligible veterans and provide:

  • Assessment and Supportive Services, which will address individual needs and barriers;
  • Green Job Certification training designed to enhance employability;
  • Case Management and follow-up activities to track employment progress.