Title: Veteran Mentorship (Tresco)

QWE Practice Guideline: 311 Develop relationships with local organizations and the business community to provide opportunities for enhancing skills development and employment.

Program Description: As part of Tresco's efforts to recruit veterans and increase Veteran placements we have become a mentor for the New Mexico Committee for Employer Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR). ESGR is a DoD Agency designed to work with employers to educate, train, and encourage employers to hire unemployed or under employed members of the National Guard/Reserve. As a mentor, Tresco is a resource and provides assistance to returning soldiers in resume writing, incorporating military experience, interviewing skills, and providing direct referrals. Tresco's focus is National Guard/Reserve personnel that have experienced a disability from their service and are experiencing barriers to new employment or reentering a job held prior to deployment. Tresco is committed to working with existing employers in our community to help the reentry process and to hiring individuals for AbiltiyOne contracts.

Target Group: All NPAs

Outcomes/Results:

Individual: successful job matches and employment opportunities for job seekers with disabilities.

Financial Resources:

  • Start up: Staff time, training, communications
  • Ongoing: Staff time, training, communications

Specialized Expertise Needed: Staff trained in the unique needs of returning military personnel.

Resources: Quality Work Environment Workbook

NPA: Tresco, Las Cruces, NM