Learning Series: Integrating Veterans Into Your Workplace

Course Description

Over the next three years, as many as 60,000 military members are expected to return to Georgia. If we’re lucky, these veterans will continue to live and work in Georgia and contribute to the area’s economic viability.

The most successful career transitions occur when new employee expectations are appropriately met with workforce reality. Inevitably, some unmet expectations occur that require understanding and adjustment by the employee to effectively integrate and socialize into a new work environment. For transitioning service members entering the civilian workforce for the first time, this understanding and adjustment can be challenging.

To address this issue, Georgia Tech-Savannah launched a program for veterans transitioning into the civilian workforce. The program — among the first of its kind in the nation — is called the Veterans Education Training and Transition (VET2) and is a fully-funded program with no costs for service members.

This all-military themed Learners & Leaders session will provide an overview of the VET2 program and future initiatives, regional workforce initiatives, and transition trends and skill sets of those transitioning from Ft. Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.

Speakers include Col. Jason Wolter, Garrison Commander, Ft. Stewart; Mike Tucker, director, Coastal Workforce Board; Brad Patterson, HR manager, Comcast; and a recently transitioned service member from Ft. Stewart/HAAF.

Course ID: MNGT SS18P
Course Format: Classroom

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Sep 14, 2017 Sep 14, 2017 Sep 14, 2017 Classroom Savannah, GA $15 17689

Who Should Attend

Business leaders, business owners, human resource managers, and CEOs

How You Will Benefit

  • Describe some of the challenges veterans face when transitioning to the civilian workforce.
  • Describe some Department of Labor trends in military to civilian transitions.
  • Identify workforce resources available to assist employers and transitioning service members to connect.
  • Discuss the Career Skills Program (CSPs) and the new Department of Defense policy allowing active duty service members to participate in experiential learning opportunities.
  • Describe the benefits of and funding resources for experiential learning programs as a means to achieve a successful integration to the workforce.
  • Identify how the Veterans Education Training and Transition (VET2) program is a unique resource for regional organizations to successfully integrate transitioning service members into their workforce.


  • Case studies of hiring successes
  • How workforce initiatives benefit both transitioning veterans and area businesses
  • Strategies for success
  • Common roadblocks (and how to overcome them)
  • Resources

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Emily Doherty