Veterans to Infrastructure
CPI is a non-profit educational foundation that addresses veteran employment, US infrastructure needs, and National Park landmark preservation with our Field School Program, with our Job Placement Program, and as an official US military Career Skills Program for active duty service members. Arizona ICRI will collect donations for this program and help send an Arizona Veteran to participate in the work experience. The cost to send one Veteran comes to about $18K per internship.
Making the case: The US has a shortage of skilled trades and management personnel to address new construction and failing infrastructure needs; ASCE's 2017 Infrastructure Report Card gives America's infrastructure a dismal D+. The US National Park Service has limited budgets to deal with their significant stock of landmark and other structures in need of evaluation, repair, and maintenance; NPS has $12 billion in deferred maintenance, half of that is transportation related. The US military has a strong commitment to preparing active duty personnel for post-service success; many service members seek additional training and connection to employers to increase their chances of successful civilian employment. We thank each of you who are willing to help us achieve our Goals to send one Veteran each program year!
The CPI Field School partners with the National Park Service at Alcatraz Island and Pearl Harbor. We complete significant structural repair, evaluation, maintenance, and new construction projects on landmark structures and sites that increase longevity, visitor access, and safety. Our participants serve 12 weeks learning and earning industry certifications while completing all management and hands-on aspects of significant real-world projects. We encourage individuals with or without experience, and/or an interest in construction, to apply and discover where they fit into the future of US construction, infrastructure, and preservation