Half of graduates to work or continue schooling in Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is proud to announce the graduation of its fourth cohort of wounded warriors from the TRACK program. A ceremony to celebrate the student-warriors' achievements will be held at the University Club of Jacksonville on December 17.
TRACK is the first education center in the nation designed specifically for wounded warriors. The program consists of classroom-based learning, with ancillary support services like health and wellness training, personal finance workshops as well as resume and interview preparation. An externship component with a local employer is also an integral part of the 12-month program. Cohort five is currently in session at the Jacksonville center while cohort six is scheduled to begin in January, 2011. WWP's new TRACK center in San Antonio, Texas will welcome its first cohort in January.
"We are so proud of what our graduates have achieved in spite of their challenges, but even more excited to see them move on and transition into successful civilian careers," said Chris Rick, Dean of Students for TRACK who will speak at this week's graduation ceremony. "TRACK is one of the innovative ways that we can assure economic empowerment for our servicemen and women. We are working towards ensuring that this generation of warriors is the most successful and well-adjusted in our nation's history."
The keynote speaker at the event will be retired Captain J. Daniel McCarthy, United States Navy. Currently serving as Chief Assistant to the Honorable Angela Corey, the State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court, Captain McCarthy formerly worked as the Director of Military Affairs and Chief of Veterans and Disabled Services for the City of Jacksonville. In that capacity, he reported to Mayor John Peyton on all matters involving Jacksonville's military and disabled communities.
About Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project® is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP's purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.
SOURCE Wounded Warrior Project