Innovative Thinking – Helping Military Veterans Transition to the Workforce
Steve Urquhart knows the struggle well. When he got back from serving in the Army in 1997, he had to find a job. But making the transition wasn’t that easy. He shares the details in a recorded WebEx.
“When our soldiers come home, they face a daunting task. They are faced with trying to find work in a non-military setting,” Steve explains. “They have to translate their military skills to public and private sector jobs and that transition is extremely difficult.”
According to Steve, there is help out there – including President Obama’s new Gold Card Initiative – but much of it is bureaucratic and slow. In the meantime, these folks need jobs and they need them now. That’s why Steve started VETSourcing and joined forces with Darkhorse Benefits.
Together they have put together a program for helping Vets get the training they need to enter the workforce. They talked with us about it on a WebEx which is available on-demand. Focusing on skills that allow them to thrive in today’s professional landscape, the program focuses on the following:
- Self-discipline, resilience and strong work ethic are essential
- Teamwork and technology focus
- Ability to grasp the big picture and stay mission focused
- Telecommuting: getting the job done from anywhere
Watch this online meeting, to learn more about VETSourcing, Darkhorse Benefits and the program they have put together to help Vets. Whether you are a Vet looking for a way to enter the workforce or a business with opportunities for Vets, you’ll get answers in this WebEx.
Please share this valuable video conference with anyone you know that has returned from military service and is looking for a way to get the skills they need to join the workforce.Tags: