SAN DIEGO, CA February 7, 2011 — Complex machining company Quality Controlled Manufacturing Inc. (QCMI) was recognized for their support of the REBOOT Workshop a newly designed military-to-civilian transition program developed by the National Veterans Transition Services Inc. (NVTSI) at the January 28 graduation celebration. The reintegration workshops assist returning service members and veterans in making the social and career transition from years of service by REBOOTing their culture and skills. The service members’ graduation was open to the public and held at the San Diego Foundation building located in Liberty Station. Rick Urban, QCMI COO presented NVTSI co-founders Retired Rear Admiral Ronne Froman and Retired Master Chief Maurice Wilson, NVTSI with an initial $10,000 contribution check.
The afternoon’s keynote speaker was Retired Navy Captain, Jack Ensch, former Commanding Officer of NTC. Graduates receiving REBOOT certificates were Daniel Allenby, Eric Smith, Isaias Valenvuela, Mark Paproski and Zachariah Philips. In his address Captain Ensch shared the facts that many recently returning service members have a difficult time re-entering and adjusting to the culture of everyday civilian life. Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan who have been exposed to battlefield operations and multiple tours of duty may be especially at risk. Statistics show high unemployment, homelessness, suicide, drug and/or alcohol abuse and other reintegration problems experienced by returning service members.
“Our company is committed to honoring America’s heroes not only with financial contributions, but also through creating jobs and hiring REBOOT graduates,” stated Rick Urban, QCMI COO.
“The transition workshops restore hope, while getting a job builds self-esteem and is life transforming.”
“QCMI is a leader in helping us get our message out to the business community. Their job openings are featured in our local veterans’ job board,” said Maurice Wilson, President and Executive Director NVTSI. “We plan to push it out to every veteran in the region seeking employment — connecting them with companies seeking to hire them.”
About Quality Controlled Manufacturing Inc. (QCMI)
Emerging as one of the nation’s leaders in complex machined components and assemblies, QCMI was founded by Bob Grande in 1978. The San Diego County manufacturing firm has two facilities totaling over 92,000 sq. ft. and currently employs 80. QCMI achieved Supplier Gold status two consecutive years from UTC and is ISO9001/AS9100 registered and Nadcap accredited. QCMI specializes in the precision machining of all metals including exotic alloys. QCMI produces components with complex shapes, contours, exacting tolerances and stringent quality requirements. Services include: CNC turning, milling, and grinding; conventional machining; welding; EDM; fabrication; inspection and non-destructive testing (NDT). For more information, visit www.qcmfginc.com.
About National Veterans Transition Services Inc. (NVTSI):
NVTSI is an emerging San Diego-based 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to assisting veterans in adjusting to civilian life and securing meaningful employment by combining best-practice performance social solutions and techniques. The organization provides returning service members and veterans with a social and career transition workshop program called “REBOOT.” NVTSI was established by a group of retired high ranking Naval and Marine Corps officers and workforce development professionals who seek to fill a tremendous gap in the continuum of veteran services. For more information, visit http://www.rebootworkshop.org