A new training program in East Tennessee is helping prepare veterans find advanced manufacturing jobs.
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00:00 A new training program in east Tennessee is helping prepare
00:02 veterans find advanced manufacturing jobs. Next week the pilot program will
00:07 come to an end reporter Kelsey paid. Has -- how this
00:10 program is helping veterans. Begin a new chapter of their lives.
00:15 Everyone has their own reasons for joining the military. After I
00:19 met a lot of the guys and serve -- that I
00:22 have certainly I think it became kind of look. Come. Today.
00:26 Comrade. And while our troops are protecting our country. They're also
00:32 assigned a number of different duty I was a builder on
00:35 the builder in the CDs -- -- on that's -- construction
00:39 my whole life but once they leave the military they once
00:42 again have to find a job. This time on the homeland.
00:47 US Department of Energy is hoping to make the transition a
00:50 little easier. Right now there's about 2000 active duty military members
00:54 that are leading the military every month. And what we wanna
00:58 do is try to tap off some of those that that
01:00 really have aptitude for manufacturing. Give them some skills. And help
01:04 them find great careers and manufacturing industry. The Energy Department's inaugural
01:09 Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy advanced manufacturing intern ship and --
01:15 six week program. It consists of classes taught at -- to
01:18 be state and he ends on laboratory work it OR NL
01:22 manufacturing. Demonstration facility. We have a number of different technologies and
01:27 so every day they would work on the machines -- how
01:30 they work. Learn how to use them to their greatest potential
01:33 and make themselves very marketable. The veterans say they have really
01:37 taken a liking to additive manufacturing. There right now trying to
01:41 print a car. I mean who in their who their wallets
01:45 and everybody can actually digitally print or three dimensional -- I
01:48 mean. A car. The program wrap up next week in instructors
01:53 say some veterans have already received attention from possible employers. Trainers
02:00 hope the programs spreads across the country and helps miss many
02:03 veterans find jobs as possible.