The unemployment rate for veterans is well above the civilian rate. Porter started the program in 2013, having students help veterans write resumes and cover letters, and coach them on interviewing skills. Some veterans have challenges with spelling, grammar and using a computer. Some also struggle with addiction recovery and post-traumatic stress.
During the winter and spring of 2014, about 15 students from the Monte Ahuja College of Business helped veterans at the Domiciliary on the Wade Park Veterans Affairs Medical Center campus. A number of veterans have valuable mechanical skills and certifications from military service that have lapsed, Porter said.