Created on Thursday, 14 March 2013 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
CINCINNATI (AP) — Actor and longtime supporter of veterans' issues Gary Sinise has helped honor veterans who completed a work-training program at a southwest Ohio college.
Sinise on Thursday helped hand out certificates to 11 veterans who completed the Get Skills to Work program at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.
Sinise played double-amputee Lt. Dan Taylor in the movie "Forrest Gump" and raises money for disabled vets through charity concerts with his Lt. Dan Band. He also heads the Gary Sinise Foundation that supports programs helping veterans and their families and others.
Sinise said Thursday that veterans have a lot to offer employers. He said the program in Cincinnati provides the support needed to help veterans make the transition to civilian jobs.
The program teaches skills needed in advanced manufacturing.