Three Companies Join Forces to Elevate Veteran Career Initiatives During a Moderated Roundtable
The Two-Part Event will Focus on the Value of Integrating Veterans in the Workforce and Define Strategies for Mutual Success
The roundtable will take place on Tuesday, July 10 at mHub, located at 965 W Chicago Ave. Registration and a networking breakfast will take place from 9 - 10 a.m., followed by two panel sessions:
• Opportunities for Integrating Veterans into Your Workforce -- 10 a.m.
• Strategies for Mutual Success -- 11:15 a.m.
Victor LaGroon, Diversity and Inclusion Veterans Employment Advisor, will serve as moderator. "This is a timely topic, and I am impressed with not only the number of opportunities that the panelists provide veterans, but also with how the panelists have come together to help companies create an environment where veterans can succeed."
"As a veteran I'm passionate about elevating the conversation around not only veteran unemployment, but underemployment as well," says former Marine Corps Officer Stephen Olds, roundtable panelist and CEO/Founder of Exegistics, a veteran-owned third-party logistics (3PL) and supply chain innovator. "We've developed strategies to create more opportunities for veterans including developing HR/marketing materials that help translate and transfer military skills/experience into civilian job responsibilities,"
Brandi Will, SVP of Program Development at veteran-owned IT consulting firm York Solutions, will also serve as a panelist and will share York Solutions' nationally recognized returnship program, Barriers to Entry. "Sixteen percent of veterans are more likely to be underemployed compared to their civilian counterparts, and that's simply unacceptable,"
For veterans striving to continue their education, the G.I. Bill is an important resource. "We know that four-year college isn't for everyone, and a bachelor's degree doesn't guarantee a job," says panelist and head of the ICATT Apprenticeship Program Mario Kratsch. "State-of-the-
To save your seat at the event, register on or before July 3: http://veterancareersroundtable.com/
Based in Chicago, Exegistics is a veteran-owned 3rd party logistics (3PL) and supply chain innovator, built to deliver value-added solutions that exceed the expectations of high-growth customers including manufacturing, pharma, medical device, aerospace, and defense. Exegistics has 15 U.S. based operations locations, an extensive transportation carrier base, a performance-
The Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training (ICATT) helps high-tech manufacturers and companies with complex technologies or logistics develop a pipeline of skilled talent through its globally recognized apprenticeship program. The ICATT Apprenticeship Program partners with companies and community colleges to develop custom company training plans using industry-defined competencies and is benchmarked on the globally recognized German Dual Education System. ICATT was established by the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest and is supported by grants from the U.S. Department of Labor and The Joyce Foundation. For more information, visit www.icattapprenticeships.com.
About York Solutions
York Solutions works with IT Companies to find the right IT solutions and resources by focusing on quality, speed and value by utilizing their well-defined process for resource deployment, administration and retention. In addition to working with IT Companies, York Solutions works with IT Professionals to find the right company and role for their skills while also working with them through professional development. York Solutions is dedicated to equal-opportunity workforce development through community involvement such as the Barrier to Entry Program and Genesys Works. For more information please visit www.yorksolutions.net.
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