Programs

CDOT Wounded Warrior Progam

Funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the CDOT Wounded Warrior Program was created in the fall of 2010 by CDOT employee and 2x Iraqi combat veteran Greg Martinez. CDOT's Wounded Warrior Program's primary purpose is dedication to transitioning disabled combat veterans back into the workforce - specifically in the Highway Construction Industry.

Overview

The CDOT Wounded Warrior Program gives disabled veterans six months of temporary employment at CDOT in various positions and titles based on the veterans resume and qualifications. During the six month tenure the CDOT Wounded Warrior Program Coordinator mentors and prepares the veterans on issues such as first impressions, interviewing skills and resume updating all the while keeping in continuous contact with the veteran while working with his/her supervisor(s). The Wounded Warrior Program Coordinator at CDOT is a Combat Veteran with two tours to Iraq. Having this connection with the veterans in this program creates a more seamless transition back into the workforce for disabled veteran applicants.

CDOT’s Wounded Warrior Program success has been inspirational to all of its employees and most importantly gives the veteran a chance to regain confidence and a sense of self worth in the workplace.  

As of August 2012, the Wounded Warrior Program has employed twelve veterans. Nine of these veterans have gone on to full time employment and of the nine – three are now full time employees of CDOT!

Program Eligibility

Temporary assignments (6 months) with CDOT

Eligibility:

  • Separation from military service with a disability rating from the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Wounded Veterans of Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan or other conflicts on a case by case basis. (Wounds can be physical or psychological).
  • Veterans who are Colorado residents

Application: Send a copy of your DD Form 214, resume, letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs stating your disability rating and a cover letter to The Center for Equal Opportunity detailing your interest in the program and career goals. Information can be sent via mail, e-mail or fax

To apply, call (303)-512-4142, 1 (800)-925-3427, fax (303)-757-9058 or e-mail [email protected]

CDOT Wounded Warrior Brochure

 

Program Veterans and their stories

Contact

CDOT
Civil Rights & Business Resource Center
Wounded Warrior Program
Greg A Martinez
303-512-4142
800-925-3427
303-757-9058 Fax
[email protected]

4201 E. Arkansas Ave.
Room 200
Denver, CO 80222

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