Last week, Timothy Mongeau, ABC’s director of workforce development, spoke on the Workforce Development for Veterans Through Apprenticeship panel during the National Association of Drug Court Professionals All Rise 2019 conference, the world’s largest conference on addiction, mental health and justice reform.
The panelists, which included Dan McGuire, president of Clover Contracting Inc.; Danny Funderburk, learning and development, William A. Hazel Inc.; and Stacy Hester, president of 3C-Concepts and a veteran of the Marines, discussed ways to support veterans enrolled in veteran treatment court programs though career and education opportunities in industries like construction. Specifically, Mongeau discussed the construction industry’s apprenticeship model and education career path that stresses an earn-while-you-learn model and infinite room for professional growth.
ABC chapters are the ideal connection among the NADCP, more than 300 U.S. Department of Labor-registered apprenticeship programs across 20 different occupations and the 21,000-plus ABC member contractors that are actively recruiting veterans. This translates into support, stability, dignity and an opportunity to achieve the American Dream for the men and women who have protected the nation.
The NADCP is a national 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating and offering technical assistance to drug court, DWI court and veterans treatment court professionals. Treatment courts are the most successful intervention in the United States for leading veterans and others living with substance use and mental health disorders out of the justice system and into lives of recovery and stability. To learn more, visit nadcp.org/treatment-courts-work.