Steamboat briefs: Job search tools available to for veterans, employers

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As part of the Department of Veterans Affairs ongoing implementation of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, the VA has developed a comprehensive toolkit for veterans and employers about the VOW to Hire Heroes Act and the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program. Find more information about the programs and application procedures at www.benefits.va.gov/VOW or call the VA National Call Center at 1-800-827-1000.

A new website also has been designed to help military veterans find jobs in the transportation industry. According to a news release, the site allows former members of the armed forces to enter their specific military work experience and see how it translates to civilian jobs in five categories:  aviation pilot, aviation maintenance technician, air traffic controller, commercial motor vehicle driver and emergency medical services. Job seekers can find what training and certification is needed for civilian jobs, determine what career fits best with their backgrounds and search for available jobs in their field. Learn more at www.dot.gov/veteranstransportationcareers.

Defense driving course is set for Steamboat high

An Alive At 25 defensive driving course is July 9 at Steamboat Springs High School. The class is 4 1/2 hours long and is required for all Steamboat Springs High School juniors and seniors to earn open campus privileges or park a car on campus during next school year. Students can find class dates and times, register for classes and pay the $39 class fee at www.coloradosafedriver.com. For more information, call instructor D. Hensen at 970-871-3865. Additional class dates are available in July and early August.

Registration is open for Plein-Air event in Hadyen

Registration is open for the Plein-Air Paint-Out as part of Hayden Heritage Weekend from July 2 to 7. Registration is $15 and includes a trip to the Elkhead School House and a Barbecue and Barn Dance on July 7. A portion of the sales of paintings from the Paint-Out benefit the Hayden Heritage Center. Call Chula Beauregard at 970-846-2266 to register. Visit www.welovehayden.com/heritage for more information.

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