Education & Career Coaching

Veterans Outreach Center is proud to work with local area colleges and universities in efforts to maximize our service to you!

What we do:

  • Coach veterans on selecting education and career options available to them

  • Assist veterans with the college admission process

  • Help veterans apply for their veterans education benefits

  • On-site tutoring

  • And much more!

In cooperation with regional colleges, VOC and local area colleges & universities can assist with applying for service related education benefits as well as State and Federal financial aid. Come to Veterans Outreach Center today to learn more!

Job Training

Current trainings offered:

  • Security Guard Licensing

  • OSHA Certifications

  • Interview Skills Training

  • Electrical Boot camp

  • Intro to Facilities Maintenance

  • CPR/AED Certification

  • Heart Saver First Aid Training

  • Basic Computer Training

  • Job Readiness Training

  • GED Preparation

  • Adult Ed / High school Equivalency Training

  • And many more!

About our facility:

The Colonel Robert N. Abbott Veterans Community Technology Center (VCTC) provides veterans with state of the art computers to assist them with job searches, job applications, resume writing and email. Additionally, the VCTC provides veterans with class instruction in areas such as First aid, CPR, security guard training, OSHA classes, Microsoft Office product training, basic computer instruction and occupational skills training. All classroom instruction is provided by professional, friendly and helpful instructors. As with all services at VOC, there is no charge to use the VCTC computers or to take any of the classes offered. If you have any questions about the VCTC or classes offered, please contact the training line at 295-7841.

The VCTC is named in honor of Colonel Robert N. Abbott who served in WWII and Korea. Colonel Abbott was a POW during the Korean Conflict enduring 33 months in captivity. Upon Colonel Abbott’s return to Rochester, he became the Civil Defense Director for Monroe County. In July of 1964, Director Abbott was flying in a helicopter to survey the race riots that were going on in Rochester when the helicopter crashed. Director Abbott survived the crash but succumbed to his injuries on August 25, 1964. 

Employment Services

VOC’s Employment Services offer a “one-stop” approach to providing assistance to veterans of all eras and their immediate family members. The goal is stabilizing veterans by reintegrating them into meaningful, career oriented employment.


  • Vocational assessments, career counseling, and resume preparation.

  • Job readiness and life skills training.

  • Job development and post-placement services.

  • Direct access to NY State Dept. of Labor veteran reps available on-site.

  • Weekly VETNET, networking group sessions exclusively for veterans.

  • Wide dissemination of job opportunities to veteran program participants.

  • Pre-screened, job ready applicant referrals to employers.

  • CAC (Common Access Card) Readers available


  • Traditional work ethic – honesty, loyalty, dependability, and respect for authority.

  • Flexibility – and ability to adapt to multiple tasks in a diversified workforce.

  • Trainability – oriented to learning highly technical skills in a short period of time.

  • Ability to function as a team builder and team player.

  • Results oriented and accustomed to total accountability.

  • Leadership skills, experience and responsibilities.

  • Eagerness to demonstrate qualifications and potential.

  • Work experience and a proven track record.

  • Welcoming attitude towards challenges.