Vets Restore is a collaboration of 4Culture, Historic Seattle, the King County Veterans’ Program, and Seattle Central Community College. The program goals include:
+ Helping returning veterans transition to civilian life with work that is meaningful and valued in the community
+ Connecting local veterans to jobs in the growing field of building rehabilitation
+ Conserving resources by bringing new life to vintage houses, commercial buildings, schools, depots, churches, and halls
The Vets Restore initiative relies on critical contributions from project partners:
+ 4Culture – providing seed funding, recruiting construction industry mentors, and running a media campaign to reach returning vets.
+ Historic Seattle – contributing hands-on job experiences at significant historic structures around Seattle.
+ King County Veterans’ Program - providing case management, tuition navigation support, carpentry tools and gear, transportation assistance, paid internships, and employment guidance.
+ Seattle Central Community College – offering a Certificate of Completion for the new remodel and preservation course at its state-of-the-art Wood Technology Center, with an option to pursue a Certificate in Carpentry or a full AAS degree.
VETS RESTORE is a new education and career opportunity for returning military veterans in King County, Washington. Participants are trained in preservation carpentry and introduced to the building rehabilitation trades. The mission of VETS RESTORE is to connect veterans with the valuable work of revitalizing America’s historic building stock. Bryan Fry with the King County Veterans' Program shares how diverse opportunities, including preservation carpentry training, help meet the employment needs of the more than 127,000 veterans who call King County home. Produced by Ethan Steinman, Daltonic Films LLC, for Vets Restore, featuring music by Anomie Bell, this is the second clip in a series that focuses on the veterans and their progress through the program.
We were commissioned by 4Culture, Historic Seattle, and King County Veterans' Program to produce a 3-part video series, showing the progression of veterans as they advance through the Vets Restore program.