MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Release) – In an effort to prepare military veterans for potential airport-related jobs, Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) is partnering with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and University Aviation Association to bring the Edge4Vets program to Memphis.
Edge4Vetsworks in collaboration with Airports Council International-North America(ACI-NA), which represents major commercial airports in the US and Canada, toaccelerate veterans into airport workforces. The Edge4Vets program combinesworkshop training with online instruction to teach veterans how to translatetheir military strengths, including values and skills, into tools for theairport and business workforces, then connects them with program partner jobs.
Founded in2011, Edge4Vets is a program created by the Human Resiliency Institute atFordham University in New York.
The programin Memphis will launch with an orientation workshop for airport and communityemployers on August 8. On October 1, MSCAA will host a job preparation workshopfor local veterans.
“We’rethrilled to play a role in this amazing partnership,” said Scott Brockman,MSCAA President and CEO. “We hope that all of the employers here at the airportand throughout the community join us in connecting veterans with local jobopportunities.”
“Edge4Vets gives veterans what business leaders say they need most: that’s training to translate their military skills into tools for civilian success,” said Tom Murphy, Director of the Director Human Resiliency Institute at Fordham University. “Then we connect them to human resources reps in our employer network who can offer them jobs that lead to careers.”
Veterans who are interested in the October 1 workshop can register here.
Businesses interested in participating in the August 8 orientation can learn more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.