Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) provides a wide range of services for business and industry
including: work site and job assessment, staff training and consultation services, employee
assessment and screening, and job matching and follow-up services. CWT supports Veterans through
vocational case management and workplace supports to facilitate continued employment success. In
conjunction with the CWT program, industry can expand its applicant pool and develop a
pre-screening opportunity for future employees.
The VA's mission is to find employment opportunities that match the skills, abilities and preferences
for the Veterans we serve. To achieve this mission, we develop partnerships with companies,
organizations and government agencies who need workers with proven abilities to produce high
quality work and become a valued team member.
Job skills training and employment readiness are major components of a returning resident's
successful reentry. A significant percentage of people who enter prison are not employed at the time
the crime was committed. The utilization of career and technical education programs by returning
residents greatly improves their marketable skills.