Learning Series: Integrating Veterans Into Your Workplace
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.
Partner with Georgia Tech to hire a veteran. As a partner, the Georgia Tech program will train military members in areas that directly translate to their job duties.
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