David Bluttart He served in the Navy for 27 years before retiring in 2010 and working for the Department of Homeland Security. He recently decided that he did not want to do such a thing.
“When I retired, I had many opportunities,” he says. For me, the first transition, there was no problem, but now that I no longer want to do such a thing, there is such a thing as helping someone like me. ”
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Bluepart moved from Hawaii to Charleston in February by linking the two-week Skill Alliance Operation, a nine-week skill development program to patriots and active duty service members to a network of employers. The 14-credit hour program teaches veterans skills in turfgrass, irrigation, plumbing, pest management, pest control and golf course management.
Bluetooth is currently one of eight veterans enrolled in the program
Operation Double Eagle Starting in 2020, it has 28 graduates, 80% of them have found employment and 10% have completed their technical college courses. Not only does it teach new skills to seniors, but the program pays a monthly salary to complete the program and works with veterans such as Blu-ray, and provides non-local accommodation for up to nine weeks.
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The Warrior Alliance has partnered with Agusta Technical College to partner with fellow soldiers to earn credit for the Patriots and to practice as an intern at the August Municipal Golf Course. Veterans will receive a free classroom course and may be certified by August Tech Golf Grass and Landscape Specialist.
Scott Johnson, a veteran in Atlanta, said he had seen many veterans struggle to find work after retiring from military service.
“When I started the Warriors Alliance, I began to see the challenges and obstacles they faced,” he said. The many things they see, the different things they do in the military, apply skills not only in the golf industry but also in the industries around the golf industry.
According to Johnson, the goal of Operation Double Eagle is to get a job in the golf industry or full-time. Prior to enrolling in the program, veterans must make a commitment once they graduate or continue their education at August Tech.
Finding a job
Shannon Bowling Participated in the final class of 2020, graduated in December. Introduced by a Augusta Tech Professor at the Golf Course Management Program. He is currently working on the O’Connor Golf Course at Lake Renolds.
“I learned the basics of golf course maintenance, gardening, irrigation and pest management. I took what I learned there to continue and get a job, ”said Bowling. This program made a lot of sense because I got into my favorite field.
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Bowling served in the Navy Corporation from 1994 to 1998 and in the Army from 2000 to 2016, so he knew what it was like to be out of the military for two years and knew the challenges of transition.
After nine weeks, Blutard said he had not yet decided whether he wanted to enter the workforce or continue his studies. He is looking for a part-time job and a degree in golf course management.
August is the perfect place
Johnson’s rich military history with Fort Gordon and the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, along with the reputation of the city of August Golf, make it the perfect place for such a program. They want to help any veteran return to work, regardless of age or circumstances.
“It makes sense to bring these two elements together when you combine all the resources you have here in August and the veterans and the public,” he said.
Lt. Col. Ngan Kim retired from the Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina on New Year’s Day for 22 years. He had a house in August, so they decided to return here.
He looked at him as he heard about the program.
“Working with my hands, I wanted to work on golf courses. It looks great, ”said Kim. “I learned a lot and I really enjoyed the program. I am very happy to be applying for the program. ”
Kim plans to continue her studies and enroll in a degree in gardening or golf course management after completing nine weeks in September. He encouraged veterans who are struggling with military transition to be given the opportunity to operate a double eagle or other veteran program.
Apply to the program and these people will be on their way to get you into the program and then get jobs. I urge anyone to take advantage of this opportunity. ”
As a golfer, he said he would understand what he needed to do to make sure golf courses were in good condition.
“If golf isn’t your thing, that’s fine, but you’re learning a whole new skill. I don’t care which program is offered, just use it and really despise yourself, we hope you find a way to make connections, a job that will improve your future. ”
No exact dates have been set for the next episode, but it is expected to run from October to December. Any veteran interested in applying can go to thewarrioralliance.org/operation-double-eagle/.