On March 25, GTECH Indiana, in partnership with the Hoosier Lottery and Microsoft, had a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Donald W. Moreau, Sr., Veterans House that 39 veterans call home. This is the second Technology Lab GTECH Indiana has donated to HVAF since August 2013. Each lab was designed to give veterans support and access to technology and skills that will help them ease back into life here at home.
“We are privileged to honor our veterans’ service and give back to them through this second Technology Lab donation,” says Connie Laverty O’Connor, CEO of GTECH Indiana. “Technology provides an important stepping stone for veterans on their journey to become self-sufficient and re-enter the workforce.”
The Technology Lab will benefit veterans and their families by providing them a means to conduct job searches, apply for employment online, complete online courses, and contact the Veterans Hospital and Veterans Administration sites for assistance.
More than 500 veterans have benefited so far from the lab at HVAF’s headquarters.
The new lab at Moreau will help veterans like Lucas F., 51. He served in U.S. Army Reserves and came to HVAF in February of 2013 after becoming homeless. Access to the GTECH Indiana lab at his property will help him look for jobs and brush up on his computer skills.
“I plan to create a new email account to get in touch with employers, use a flash drive and update my resume,” says Lucas. View photos from the day.