Learning Series: Hiring a Veteran to Join Your Workforce

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Learning Series: Hiring a Veteran to Join Your Workforce

Course Description

Over the next few years as many as 60,000 military members are expected to return to Georgia. Are you looking to expand your workforce? Have you always wanted to hire veterans but didn’t know where to start? How can these veterans continue to live and work in Georgia and contribute to the area’s growth and economic viability?

Discover more about the benefits of hiring veterans and how you can help them find meaningful employment at our next Learners & Leaders Breakfast Series. Success stories from employers and graduates of the VET² (Veterans Education Training and Transition) program will be on hand to provide valuable information about how the program helped them make the transition from military careers to civilian ones.

The breakfast series will be hosted and moderated by James Wilburn, Ph.D., director of Military Programs at Georgia Tech Professional Education. Panel discussion will feature Peter Mierke, general manager of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc.; Jeff DiMarzio and Liam Morissey, VET² Lean Six Sigma graduates and Wayfair Continuous Improvement employees; and a U.S. Army Installation Management Command Regional Representative.

Course Content


  • Challenges a service member faces
  • Policies and trends of the Department of Labor and Department of Defense


  • Aspects of the program
  • Benefits of using graduates of the program

Who Should Attend

This seminar is designed for both novice and seasoned business professionals, HR professionals, corporate managers, and business consultants. Business owners and those professionals working with business to create and recognize the maximum amount of value in a business will find this discussion educational, fun, and enlightening.

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What You Will Learn

  • The challenges veterans face when transitioning to the civilian workforce
  • Workforce resources available to assist employers and transitioning service members
  • The Department of Labor and Department of Defense trends and policies related to hiring veterans
  • The benefits and resources for experiential learning programs as a means to achieve a successful integration to the workforce
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How You Will Benefit

  • Increase your awareness of challenges service members face when transitioning to the civilian workforce.
  • Increase your familiarity with resources provided by the state of Georgia to assist in alleviating these challenges.
  • Increase awareness of the VET² program at Georgia Tech-Savannah.
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The Learners & Leaders series provides opportunities for members of the local business community to learn from experienced professionals. I was excited to serve on the business panel for the Succession Planning breakfast. It allowed business leaders to understand the different models used to plan for the future of their company from local experts.

- Al Kennickell


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