Blind United States Navy Veteran Receives Certification as Administrator from The Veterans Workshop

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Against All Odds Determined Disabled Veteran Completes Training to Become First Blind Administrator, Giving Hope to New Recruits

Richard Holleman Certified Administrator

Richard Holleman Certified Administrator

The guidance and camaraderie from my fellow Veterans was amazing

The Veterans Workshop is proud to announce the successful Administrator Certification of Blind American Veteran Richard Holleman, USS Navy, 1980-1984. Working closely with David Butcher of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation; Holleman was determined to find employment and enroll in a training program offered through the Veterans Workshop that teaches blind veterans a new skill.

“Mr. Butcher told me about the Veterans Workshop program,” stated Holleman, “being able to take the classes virtually on-line in the company of other Veterans was a perfect fit for me.” Richard Holleman, who is blind, faced many challenges to finding fulltime work. “I investigated a lot of programs and researched other opportunities before landing on the Veterans Workshop Administrator certification class. The guidance and camaraderie from my fellow Veterans was amazing, and helped me succeed.”

“The mission of the Veterans Workshop is to open doors for disabled veterans not close them,” states Hilary Snyder, US Marine and Veterans Workshop program manager. “Our main objective is to provide opportunities and find corporate partners who share our vision, like to deliver results. The Veterans Workshop training program would not be a success without the support of our technical partners like!”

Throughout the 10 week training, Richard Holleman was amazed by the skills he gained. He became proficient in, Microsoft Word, Adobe, Pardot automated marketing and utilized the tools available in Google+. Holleman added, “The training was extremely beneficial and I would highly recommend it to any Veteran!”

About Veterans Workshop: The Veterans Workshop (VW) is a 501(c)(3) veteran operated non-profit organization. The organization’s innovative online job training program through the Veterans Vocational Technical Institute are designed specifically to meet the needs of disabled veterans. The organization also raises funds for service and rehabilitation work in connection with the US Department of Veterans Affairs and other corporate technology partners. Learn more at

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For Additional Information
Contact: Hilary Snyder, Veterans Workshop
Tel: 410-928-4658
Email: Hilary(at)vetsworkshop(dot)org

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