“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis
OJRV was founded in 2007 as the Crane Learning and Employment Center for Veterans with Disabilities—with a focus on helping veterans find employment at Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division, located in Southwest Indiana.
As the organization grew to serve veterans in Central Indiana, the group changed its name to the Career Learning and Employment Center for Veterans (CLEC). CLEC is a 501(c)(3) organization. In 2012, the organization opened the program to all veterans and moved its headquarters to Indianapolis. In 2013, CLEC adopted the d/b/a Operation: Job Ready Veterans to communicate our mission more clearly.
In 2017, OJRV began a deliberate expansion into Midwestern states and opened its first office outside of Indiana in Chicago, Illinois.
Bridging life’s transitional gaps for veterans, service members, and military families.
Through sustainable programs and job readiness resources, we positively impact one person, one business, and one community at a time.
Our Core Values
We assist veterans and family members of all branches, eras, and ability levels by empowering them to meet their individual career and employment goals.
Developing a useful inner power, which will enable one to hang on and not give up, despite failure and setbacks.
Teaching all our clients to become stronger under pressure and more confident with their decision-making.
Upholding the highest level of moral and ethical standards; always being transparent while exercising fairness in all our actions.
Treating everyone with the same level of dignity and honor, regardless of personal status.
Dedicating ourselves to the greater good; we vow to perform in such a manner to benefit others and society.