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Camo2Commerce awarded $2.5M to keep doors open

Camo2Commerce awarded $2.5M to keep doors open

Jan 14, 2016 – 01:46 PM

Camo2Commerce, an employment program that works with service members primarily from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, will keep its doors open through June 2017, thanks to $2.5 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Labor.

So far, the program has been successful. Over the last two years, C2C has provided employment preparation and placement services for over 890 service members, with nearly 86 percent of participants employed in sectors such as advanced manufacturing, health care, information technology and logistics.

The additional funding will allow C2C to directly serve a total of 1,350 and enable other eligible service personnel to participate in JBLM programs.

“I am very proud of the results obtained by the Camo2Commerce team,” said Cheryl Fambles, CEO of Pacific Mountain Workforce Development, the lead agency for Camo2Commerce. “As this program continues, we are confident the public work force system will prove this dynamic transitioning workforce, if prepared appropriately, can excel in civilian careers.”

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