Welcome to the IBEW 716 Veterans Web page

Vision Statement 

The Local Veterans Committee serves all those who have served, building community and strengthening veteran voices within the IBEW and throughout the entire electrical industry.

Local Veteran Committee Meeting

The Local Veterans Committee meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of each month (Union meeting night) at 5:30 pm upstairs in the meeting Hall. 

Resources

Veterans Crisis Line – Dial 988 then press 1 or text 838255 (24/7 confidential crisis support) for Veterans and their loved ones. You don’t have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care to connect.

https://www.va.gov/ U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

https://www.houstonjatc.com/ The Houston JATC mission of the Houston Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee is to train and educate electrical and telecommunications workers and to provide the Electrical Construction Industry with the most highly trained and highly skilled workforce possible. The Electrical Training Center is operated as a non-profit organization and is registered as an Apprenticeship Training Program with the United States Department of Labor.

https://in2veep.com/The Veteran’s Electrical Entry Program (VEEP) is designed by the electrical training ALLIANCE to fill two needs facing the United States currently. The first is providing transitioning service members and recently separated veterans the ability to reenter the civilian workforce in a high demand field that offers excellent earning potential. This helps VEEP accomplish its second goal, providing high quality electricians to an industry facing a major shortage of skilled labor.

https://www.tvc.texas.gov/ Since 1927, the mission of the Texas Veterans Commission has been to advocate for and provide superior service to veterans that will significantly improve the quality of life for all Texas veterans, their families, and survivors.

https://texvet.org/  TexVet is the state clearinghouse for trusted information, resources, data, technical support, and research relevant to service members, veterans, and their families, and those who serve them.

https://www.twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/just-veterans This is the Texas Workforce Commission website and section for Veterans. 

https://www.dol.gov/agencies/vets/programs/userra  Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, VETS provides assistance to those experiencing service connected problems with their civilian employment and provides information about USERRA to employers. VETS also assists veterans who have questions regarding Veterans’ Preference.

Helmets To Hardhats – SERVE YOUR COUNTRY, SECURE YOUR FUTURE, BUILDING NORTH AMERICA    Helmets to Hardhats is a national, nonprofit program that connects transitioning active-duty military service members, veterans, National Guard and Reservists with skilled training and quality career opportunities in the construction industry.

Engage. Educate. Mobilize. (unionveterans.org)   The Union Veterans Council brings working-class veterans together to speak out on the issues that impact us most, especially the need for good jobs and a strong, fully funded and staffed VA.

If you are a member of Local 716 and a Veteran, please send me an email with your contact information. If you are a Veteran and an electrician or want to become an electrician, email me your contact information as well.

Thank you!

Randy Lozano

7th District Veterans Committee Chair

[email protected]