Heroes Connect: Military to Manufacturing

In response to COVID-19 impacts, the Manufacturing Institute launched a virtual initiative to facilitate introductions between the military and veteran community with manufacturers who are currently hiring.

Military veteran participates in an online training

Military to Manufacturing

Initiated to replace in-person facility tours for Heroes MAKE America students, Heroes Connect: Military to Manufacturing has expanded to fill an even larger gap by directly connecting dislocated veterans and military spouses with diverse job opportunities across the country.

Heroes Connect Formats:

Manufacturer Highlights

  • Individual manufacturers provide: 
    • Company overview (operations and locations)
    • Look into their veteran-friendly culture
    • Current career opportunities
    • Open video dialogue with participant

Industry Showcase

  • Association partners provide: 
    • Overview of their specific sector of manufacturing
    • Introductions to manufacturers in that sector
    • Discussion around career opportunities across the industry sector

Community Spotlight

  • Community leaders share why their area is a great place for the military community to live and work and provide an overview on: 
    • Community quality of life highlights (family, education and recreation)
    • Veteran benefits and resources
    • Manufacturing outlook and impact
    • Introductions to manufacturers currently hiring who are located in the area

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