MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority has teamed up with Edge4Vets to help local veterans find work at the airport.
An orientation workshop was held Thursday for airport tenants and other business partners so they could learn how they can help and hire veterans. Edge4Vets combines workshop training with online instruction to teach veterans how to translate their military strengths into tools for the airport and business workforces, then connects them with partner jobs.
FROM NEWS RELEASE: MSCAA’s Edge4vets partnership includes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and University Aviation Association. Edge4Vets works in collaboration with Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA), which represents major commercial airports in the US and Canada, to accelerate veterans into airport workforces. The Edge4Vets program combines workshop training with online instruction to teach veterans how to translate their military strengths, including values and skills, into tools for the airport and business workforces, then connects them with program partner jobs.
Founded in 2011, Edge4Vets is a program created by the Human Resiliency Institute at Fordham University in New York.
“We’re thrilled 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 airport and throughout the community join us in connecting veterans with local job opportunities.”
“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.”
On October 1, the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority will host a job preparation workshop for local veterans. Veterans who are interested in the workshop can register at www.edge4vets.org.