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  • 12/9 Thank You
    Dear friends and associates,

    As of December 31, 2016,  the National Veterans’ Training Institute will cease to be operated by the University of Colorado Denver.

    We’ve come a long way from November 1986, as a 1-year grant to a fully-formed contract program with 30 years of solid performance behind us! Some of our notable accomplishments include:

    ·         Over 79,000 individuals have been trained by CU
    ·         2,485 classes taught in Denver
    ·         806 classes taught on the road
    ·         We trained in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Germany, Italy, Japan

    But how to begin to say good bye? The relationships that have been nurtured and grown are without measure. As we’ve hosted you in our classes throughout the years, you’ve filled us with confidence and pride that our nation’s veterans are in capable, caring hands. You’ve made us laugh and sometimes your stories made us cry. Sometimes our jokes made you cry! We’ve sat alongside you to figure out how to work through difficult issues and brainstorm solutions for tough cases.

    We made your travel arrangements and made sure your hotel stay was set up and ready for you during the training week. We’ve spoken with you on the phone to find resources and put you in touch with your peers. You told us when you received awards or accolades and it made us happy when you attributed some of that success to our training. And through it all, you inspire and remind us that the work we do has an immediate, impactful purpose in your jobs back home, which in turn does good for veterans.

    Our motto from day one has been “Caring enough to make a difference.” Indeed we have and so have you.

    We applaud and support your continuing goals of helping veterans achieve everything they can.

    Thank you for 30 amazing years.

    The Staff of the University of Colorado Denver’s National Veterans’ Training Institute
    1986-2016

     

  • 12/2 NVTI News Flash: VETS Monthly Employment Overview November 2016
    The Veterans' Employment & Training Service's (VETS) has released its monthly Veteran Employment Update, which is a review of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly Economic News Release.  The update includes unemployment information by veteran status, gender, and post-9/11 Era service, as well as state-by-state data and growth of industry sectors nationwide.  Also included are graphs showing unemployment trends over the last 24 months.

    Good News for Veterans!
    In November, the veteran unemployment rate was 4.8%, which was slightly higher that the overall unemployment rate of 4.6. This demonstrates a 24-month trend with only two exceptions, December 2015 and November 2016, when veteran unemployment was higher than the overall unemployment.  Additionally, the unemployment rate for veterans 18-24 years of age was 11.7%; a decrease from last month’s result of 13.5%.

    A Cautionary Note on Sample Size
    As we state in the document, some of these figures do not meet the Bureau of Labor Statistics' standards for publishing.  This is due to the relatively small sample size of subpopulations of veterans, most notably female veterans and veterans ages 18-24.  As a result of the small sample size, there is volatility in the monthly numbers.  As opposed to generalizing monthly results to the overall population, BLS recommends reviewing employment trends over several months to gain a better understanding of the employment situation for veterans.

    If you have any questions, you may contact Nancy Michelle Chevalier.  

    We hope you find this information helpful.
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  • 11/4 NVTI News Flash: VETS Monthly Employment Overview October 2016
    The Veterans' Employment & Training Service's (VETS) has released its monthly Veteran Employment Update, which is a review of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly Economic News Release.  The update includes unemployment information by veteran status, gender, and post-9/11 Era service, as well as state-by-state data and growth of industry sectors nationwide.  Also included are graphs showing unemployment trends over the last 24 months.

    Good News for Veterans!
    In October, the veteran unemployment rate remained the same at 4.3%, once again maintaining a lower level than the overall unemployment rate. This continues a 24-month trend with a single exception, when veteran unemployment was 0.1% higher than overall unemployment in December 2015.

    A Cautionary Note on Sample Size
    As we state in the document, some of these figures do not meet the Bureau of Labor Statistics' standards for publishing.  This is due to the relatively small sample size of subpopulations of veterans, most notably female veterans and veterans ages 18-24.  As a result of the small sample size, there is volatility in the monthly numbers.  As opposed to generalizing monthly results to the overall population, BLS recommends reviewing employment trends over several months to gain a better understanding of the employment situation for veterans.

    If you have any questions, you may contact Nancy Michelle Chevalier.  

    We hope you find this information helpful.
    Read the full report

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