Huntsville, AL
Von Braun Center - North Hall
Warriors To The Workforce Huntsville presented in association with Still Serving Veterans in conjunction with 2017 AUSA Global Force Symposium and Exposition
Tue, March 14, 2017 9:00AM to 4:00PM (Central)
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Online pre-registration for Veterans, active duty,
and military spouses is closed.


Registration will be available on-site at the event for Veterans, active duty, and military spouses.    




                                               
 
About the Event
The American Freedom Foundation will host the 4th Annual Warriors To The Workforce Huntsville presented in association with Still Serving Veterans and in conjunction with the 2017 AUSA ILW Global Force Symposium & Exposition on Tuesday, March 14, 2017  from 0900 - 1600 in the North Hall of the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL.  This one of a kind event is part of the American Freedom Foundation’s nationwide initiative to help Veterans find jobs.  The event will bring together major companies from throughout the country to profile their services and provide employment opportunities for our Veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses.  Attendees will have the chance to talk with employers and submit qualifications.

 
In addition to the hiring event, Warriors To The Workforce will include Workshops featuring some of the top speakers in the country.  Workshops will provide resources and information for Veterans, transitioning military service members and military spouses to help them better transition to civilian life.  Presentations will include subjects such as mental readiness, confidence building, networking and presentation skills, resume writing, interviewing techniques, job searching, career planning through goal setting, translating military skills and training into civilian life and corporate experience, among others.  

Also, there will be a separate area at the event devoted to 
Resume Review presented by Still Serving Veterans.  Please stop by this section to be sure you are on track with your resume!

 
Veterans, military service members and spouses admission is free
 



 















****Important Information for Exhibitors****
  • Exhibitor pricing listed herein includes two people to work the booth each day;
  • Exhibitor pricing listed herein includes one 8' table, power if needed, coffee and breakfast items, and 2 box lunches;
  • Due to space restrictions, we will only accommodate enough companies fill 35 exhibit spaces;
  • Each participating company must have job descriptions available
  • It is highly recommended that each company be prepared to accept resumes on site.
 
****Important Information for Veterans****
  • Veterans admission is free;
  • Be prepared to meet employers;
  • Dress for success;
  • Bring enough resumes (Both private and government);
  • Arrive early as registration may take some time and we want you to be ready to go at 0900;
  • Peruse websites for housing, parking, directions, etc.;
  • Peruse websites of participating companies to get an idea of job availability and descriptions.
Speakers and Workshops for 2017 WTTW Huntsville: 
Tuesday 03.14 Tuesday 03.14
 10:00am – 11:30am 12:30pm – 2:00pm
“Pulling The Ripcord: How To Pack Your Parachute for Transition” “Preparing For Tomorrow:  Infiltrating The Civilian Workforce”
Moderator:  Troy Trulock
Former Mayor
Madison, AL
LTC, US Army, Retired
Moderator:  Will Webb
President/Co-Founder
Colonel, US Army, Retired
Still Serving Veterans
Veterans who have made the transition from military life to civilian life will share their perspective and life experiences. Jennifer Veal
Human Resources Team
Intuitive® Research and Technology Corporation
“Interview Do’s and Don’ts“
Gary Lomack
Former Captain, US Army
US Army Reserve Unit Admin (Civil Servant)
Gary Kirk
Recruiting Lead, Army and Pac Rim, Defense and Intelligence, People Services Team
Booz Allen Hamilton
 “The Job Offer: What to Expect When your Expecting ”
Patrick Brewington
Colonel, US Army, Retired
Nou Systems- Program /System Analyst
Terris Tatum
Unit Supervisor
Huntsville Career Center
"Job Climate for Veterans – What’s the temperature out there?”
William (Will) Hayes
CSM, US Army, Retired
INSUVI, Inc. - Business Developer
Trey Kelley
Program Manager
SAIC
“Fitting into a Civilian Workplace  - What does “business casual” really mean?”
Paulette Risher
Major General, US Army, Retired
Program Director, Veteran Employment Services
Still Serving Veterans
Linda Davis
Youth Director
1st Christian Church
“Military Spouse Employment – How to unpack your career when you PCS”

Travel Information
Housing/Hotels
Directions/Travel to Von Braun Center

Conference Websites
www.warriorstotheworkforcehsv.net 
2017 AUSA ILW Global Force Symposium and Exposition

Event Partners
This event would not be possible without the support and efforts of the following organizations:
  • About American Freedom Foundation 
    In return for their service and sacrifices made for our country, the American Freedom Foundation believes veterans, military service members, and their families are deserving of support that empowers and enables them to lead confident and productive lives.  AFF serves and supports them by building awareness and understanding of their service, sacrifice and needs through partnerships with military focused organizations and always will be relentlessly driven to bettering the lives of these heroes and their families.  
    www.americanfreedomfoundation.org
  • About AUSA   
    AUSA is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports America's Army - Active, National Guard, Reserve, Civilians, Retirees, Government Civilians, Wounded Warriors, Veterans, and family members. AUSA provides numerous Professional Development Opportunities at a variety of events both local and national.  AUSA represents every American Soldier by: Being the voice for all components of America's Army; Fostering public support of the Army's role in national security; Providing professional education and information programs. As the premier voice for America's Soldiers, we are a dedicated team committed to building the best professional and representative association for the world's best Army.  
    www.ausa.org 
  • About Still Serving Veterans                                                                                           Still Serving Veterans is a Veteran Service Organization headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama whose mission is to serve and honor Veterans and their families, transitioning military, and members of the Guards and Reserves by assisting them in securing meaningful employments and the Veterans benefits they have earned. All services provided at no charge.  Founded in 2006, SSV has served more than 18,000 Veterans and their families nationally. Since 2007, SSV has secured over $276 million in cumulative additional benefits, services, and salaries for their Veteran clients. In 2015, SSV’s professional counselors conducted 6,044 one-on-one counseling sessions and helped secure meaningful new careers for 523 Veterans, which yielded over $13 million in new salaries, benefits, and services. SSV is also received the 2014 Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Ethics, the 2015 Nonprofit of the Year for the Huntsville/Madison Chamber of Commerce and the Madison Chamber of Commerce. For more information about SSV, please visit www.stillservingveterans.org
Contact Information:
Ted Hacker
American Freedom Foundation
(615) 330-9394
ted.hacker@americanfreedomfoundation.org 

Erin Gaul
American Freedom Foundation
(858) 699-0163
erin.gaul@americanfreedomfoundation.org

Shannon Drake
Still Serving Veterans

(256) 883-7035
sdrake@stillservingveterans.org
 
 
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