The VETS Group Training Academy is a Qualified Information Technology Training Provider that specializes in IT training for: (1) Microsoft Office & Windows Operating Systems; (2) CompTIA Computer, Network and Security Certifications; (3) Cisco Network Technicians and Administrators (CCNA); (4) Cyber Security and Certified Ethical Hacking; and (5) Cell Tower Maintenance. The Vets Group’s training facility is recognized as a Certified Cisco Academy, a CompTIA Industry Partner, and is approved by the DC Education Licensure Commission, the Maryland Department of Higher Education, and Department of Veterans Affairs.
The goal of our Financial Literacy Program is to help participants improve their understanding of financial concepts and services, so they are empowered to make informed choices and act to improve their financial well- being. We have two different tracks for the Financial Literacy Program: 1) specifically for individuals and families to help them gain adequate knowledge to properly make decisions pertaining to certain personal finance areas like real estate, insurance, investing, saving (especially for college), tax planning and retirement, and 2) specifically for small business owners and entrepreneurs to provide them with basic information and tools in financial management, taxes, liability insurance, banking, wages, and other resources related to being self-employed.
The VETS Group offers training in Federal Procurement; Small Business Development; Financial Literacy, Credit Repair and Identity Theft and is now in the process of implementing an initiative to identify more employment and procurement opportunities in the Airport industry. We have been doing Entrepreneurial training for almost 14 years and continue to work with our entrepreneurs by providing them an extension of services that help them continue to maintain their businesses. These ongoing services are mentorships, business partnerships, and procurement events that introduce participants to business opportunities for their continued success. These procurement events are in conjunction with the Veterans’ Entrepreneurship Task Force (VET-Force), which the President, Joe Wynn is an active member and has been board member since 1998. Our organization helps the VET-Force in the coordination of joint procurement events at the local and federal levels in DC, MD, and VA.
The VETS Group has formed partnerships with the Veterans Administration, the Small Business Administration, the Department of Labor, Local Workforce Development Agencies and many large corporate enterprises to identify employment opportunities, business education, mentoring, technical assistance, growth capital, and access to international markets.
For entrepreneurs that need extensive training we have a 10-Point Series of Workshops and Seminars to help you succeed. These Workshops and Seminar Series’ are done by leaders in industry and are designed to help participants get a jump start on success. This program will guide you through the process with activities from business plan writing, financial literacy, marketing and advertising development.
The VETS Group is constantly growing and making its presence known within the community and within the region. For the past few years, the VETS Group has worked with the Task Force for Veterans Entrepreneurship and hosted networking events, participated and exhibited at conferences and other small business events with local, state, and federal agencies, as well as private and public organizations as a part of its outreach initiatives to hundreds of veterans in the Washington, D.C. area.
Via the Task Force, the VETS Group helps to oversee the implementation of veterans’ procurement legislation for the benefit of thousands of veteran business owners, their families, and dependents. The VETS Group has been successful in notifying hundreds of veteran business owners of procurement opportunities thru the use of its contact database, many of whom have been successful in obtaining contracts.
Other planned activities include networking events with Business Card Exchanges, discussion groups with company CEOs, and conducting workshops at military installations and other locations around the region. The VETS Group will use its resource center site to host events, discussion groups, videoconferences, and business film viewings.