Senator Addabbo Supports Training Program for Vets

Written By Bill Parry for Schneps Media

Bill Vallely with NYS Senator Joseph Addabbo, discussing the launch of Collision Training Institute program for vets

Seen above from left, is Bill Vallely, CEO of Collision Training Institute® (CTI), discussing the 2021 veterans training and employment initiative, with New York State Senator Joseph Addabbo, seen here in his Queens office location.

Always on the lookout for innovative ways to support former servicemen and women, New York State Senator Joseph Addabbo, recently met with a representative from The Veteran Initiative, an organization dedicated to training, certifying and employing veterans in the automotive industry.

The merger of Veterans Rebuilding Life (VRL) and the Collision Training Institute (CTI) facilitated the creation of The Veteran Initiative, whose CEO; Bill Vallely, a veteran himself, visited with Addabbo in his Howard Beach district office to explain the initiative, how it works and how it can benefit returning veterans.

Bill Vallely, Veterans Rebuilding Life
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From Left: Luz-Maria Lambert of the Small Business Administration's VBOC program, meeting CTI Directors Marshall Coccovillo & Frank Sebastiano.

“I was intrigued when I heard about The Veteran Initiative...Once I met with Bill, and saw his passion for this program, I knew it would go a long way in benefiting veterans."

—NY Senator Joseph Addabbo, Homeland Security and Military Affairs

Through the program, veterans can choose one of three different training paths: Introduction to Estimating, Office Management, Customer Service and Equipment Supply Management. “CTI was created as a labor of passion,” Vallely said. “If I can take control, solve the veteran unemployment problem for my brothers and sisters, while creating a talent pool for my industry, I can live up to CTI’s ethos: Nemo Post Tergum, leave no one behind.”

“I would like to thank Bill for bringing this initiative to my attention, and all the members of VRL and CTI for providing this service to our veterans,” Addabbo said. “I look forward to assisting in any way I can to make The Veterans Initiative a thriving success.” For more information about the Veterans Initiative, call: (718) 606 6349.