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 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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