New Job-Training Program for Veterans Underway

Syracuse, NY – "Different Shades of Green" is the new job-training program underway, targeted toward unemployed veterans and their spouses.

Cornell University's Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County runs the program at SUNY Oswego's facility in Syracuse.

"I'm hoping this course helps me to get my foot in the door somewhere," said Mark McArthur, who has been out of the Navy for about 30 years. "I already have a degree, so hopefully this will be another feather in my cap and allow me to pursue some other avenues."

This program is funded with Federal Stimulus Dollars.

Anastasia Urtz, Head of Cornell's Onondaga County Cooperative Extension, said they are working closely with CNY Works for more money and options to sustain the program.