Job Readiness and Beyond with Keith Moore and Danielle Veltri of EDSI

We are excited to sit down with Keith Moore and Danielle Veltri from EDSI (Educational Data Systems Incorporated) in today’s show. EDSI is a workforce development company that started in Dearborn, Michigan, and now operates in 30-40 offices across the US. 

Listen in to learn how EDSI supports veterans in their post-military journey through job placement assistance, training, case management services, and behavioral health advocacy. Keith and Danielle discuss the unique challenges many veterans face when transitioning to civilian life and the importance of having a veteran-focused team to provide support.

Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:                                               

0:00 – Intro
1:48 – EDSI’s origin + how they help assist veterans with job readiness 
3:20 – The importance of having a veteran staff + where you can find EDSI locally and online
7:01 – Finding meaningful job placements for veterans
8:12 – Identifying transferable skills for employment + the diverse services provided by EDSI
13:40 – Dual enrollment in the EDSI program +  taking the first step

Keith Moore

Keith Moore, a Business Service Representative, has dedicated 7 years to his role at EDSI. He takes pleasure in utilizing his skills to offer career opportunities to job seekers within the programs. Graduating from Eastern University in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in Organizational Management, Keith earned the Distinguished Applied Research Project Award during his time in school. This recognition was granted for his exemplary academic performance and leadership skills in developing a strategic business plan for a nonprofit organization.

Danielle Veltri

Danielle Veltri has been with EDSI for 19 years, serving as the Business Services Team Lead at the Delaware County EARN Center. With approximately 30 years in the Social Service field, she has always been driven to help people. Danielle and her team are responsible for recruiting employers willing to hire veteran clients. They host hiring events, encouraging face-to-face conversations rather than just resume submissions. Constantly working to connect great candidates with employers, Danielle finds great happiness when clients share their employment success stories, knowing her team played a role.

EPISODE LINKS

EDSI Delaware EARN Center

https://bit.ly/3HGWLZK


RESOURCES

Need immediate help? Contact the Veterans Crisis Line via phone, text or online chat. Dial 988 then Press 1 or text 838255 or use the online chat at https://bit.ly/3OunXzg

Voice & Vision: https://bit.ly/3miwFoy

CompeerCORPS: https://bit.ly/3GgKryU

Information on how to apply for VA Healthcare Benefits from anywhere in the USA: https://bit.ly/40PtrrN or call 877-222-8387 (M-F 8am-8pm EST)

To apply for veteran’s benefits and find resources in Pennsylvania veterans need to contact their County Office of Veterans Affairs as listed in this document: https://bit.ly/3m8PBWS

View more about PA’s resources for veterans:  https://bit.ly/416cf0Q

Financial support for Untold Valor is provided by a Veterans’ Trust Fund grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

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