VICTOR Program names top-performing veterans

By Hannah Sundermeyer21 February 2022

The Veteran In Crane Training Outstanding Recognition (or V.I.C.T.O.R.) award is presented to the top-performing veteran in each Heavy Equipment Colleges of America (HEC) training class for NCCCO mobile crane operator certification. HEC runs training classes for veterans both at Fort Irwin Army Base in California and at Joint Base Lewis-McChord location in Washington State.

The four awardees who graduated top of their class are: David Carter and Gabriel Hope (Fort Irwin) and John Bleignier and William Hare (Joint Base Lewis-McChord). Each receives a $100 gift card, a YETI tumbler and a Certificate of Achievement plaque.

“A central component of the NCCCO Foundation’s mission is to facilitate access by veterans to the construction industry,” said NCCCO Foundation CEO, Graham Brent, “particularly in the crane and rigging sector. The V.I.C.T.O.R. program is a small but significant step in that direction.”

“HEC is proud to help veterans and civilians to find rewarding careers in the construction industry,” said Bob Albano, CEO, HECA. “And the V.I.C.T.O.R. program serves to reward excellence among our veteran students.”

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