A U.S. Air Force veteran went from homeless to helping other veterans stay off the streets.
He owns a tech company. And thanks to a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission, he’s now training men and women for in-demand tech careers like fiber optics.
An accident ended Risheem Muhammad’s career in the U.S. Air Force early. Fast forward, and he lost his wife to bone cancer in 2013. Then life unraveled.
“So I ended up losing my home, becoming a homeless veteran. I had a decision to make,” he said. “Was I going to work or restructure the business?”
Muhammad lived out of the office at his special trades construction company in Bellaire while trying to find services for homeless and disabled vets. Things changed when he got to the right person at Workforce Solutions.
“I said, hey is there anything out there that could support the veterans because here’s …