DISABLED VETERANS RETRAINING (DVR)
Identify problem and solution pertinent to unemployment of disabled U.S. veterans
- Creation of 2,000 jobs by end of 2019
- Reasonable funding request ($20K per vet)
- Sections of Program underweigh successfully
Incongruous national unemployment rate against disabled U.S. military veterans almost double. The national unemployment rate for disabled vets is roughly 4.8% According to the director of National Programs for the U.S. Department of Labor (Ivan Denton) Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS), disabled veterans represent a group with “serious barriers” to employment
California is widely known for production of high quality entertainment via television/motion pictures. We are proposing a dedicated VETERANS’ TELEVISION NETWORK (Veterans’ Entertainment or VET Channel).
Sixty-five percent (65%) of all programming will be original content created by actual (retrained) disabled U.S. military veterans. (SEE: Network Outline)
Creation of the network ensures ongoing employment - functioning as a conduit in concert with training. This is vertical integration. Negotiations are in early talks with Comcast/NBCUniversal which also shares an affinity for creating jobs for vets.
Revenues earned from advertising dollars, theatrical release, ancillary distribution, re-channel into the program for self-perpetuation. A one (1) time allocation of $39.2 million creates 2,000 jobs by end of 2019.
Our per vet training cost is about $19,500. Conversely the annual cost of maintenance per one (1) California inmate is roughly $77,000 and rising. We can train nearly four (4) disabled veterans for the annual price of one (1) California inmate’s room and board.
PROGRAM IN PROGRESS
Using our own internal funding as a litmus test we created a one hour documentary hosted by John Savage (The Deer Hunter) - produced by disabled veterans suffering from PTSD, depression and anxiety. The result is astounding.
(Viewing available on our Website - Veterans Documentary (Rough Cut)
As referenced in a recent speech to the Kiwanis in Hermosa Beach, CA, by our company’s president - Imagine going to the middle east -- whole. Through no fault of your own an incident occurs rendering you disabled.
You return home only to find red-tape dealing with the VA - No employment opportunities as you compete not only against civilian disabled persons, but able bodied men and women both civilian and prior military. The odds are severely stacked against you - where is your hope?
You learn about our program. You also learn veterans will now have their own network channel centered around vets - made by vets, with programming vets can be proud of -- This is hope inspiring.
The DVR program can be authored anywhere in the U.S. We are approaching California first because it makes sense to create entertainment in the nation’s entertainment capital.
We strongly encourage you to support our disabled vets - a one time allocation will not only create and generate new hope, but ultimately California has the ability to impact lives of disabled veterans, their families and society at large by manifesting efficacious assistance to our nation’s deserved heroes.