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Warriors To The Workforce - Huntsville

  • Von Braun Center, East Hall #3 700 Monroe Street Southwest Huntsville, AL, 35801 United States (map)

The American Freedom Foundation will host Warriors To The Workforce Huntsville (WTTW) presented in association with Still Serving Veterans and in conjunction with the 2018 SMD Symposium & Exposition on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at the the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL in East Hall #3.  

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Event takes place from 0900 - 1400. This one of a kind event is part of the American Freedom Foundation's nationwide initiative to help Veterans, transitioning military service members and military spouses find meaningful employment. The event will bring together major companies from around the country to provide employment opportunities for our military community. Attendees have the chance to talk with employers, submit qualifications, participate in job interviews, have their resumes reviewed and participate in a rotating schedule of professional development workshops led by subject matter experts on transition from military to civilian life.

Important Information for Veterans

  • Attendance is free for Veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses 
  • Be prepared to meet employers
  • Dress for success
  • Bring plenty of resumes (Both private and government)
  • Arrive early as registration may take some time 
  • Peruse websites for housing, parking, directions, etc.
  • Peruse websites of participating companies to get an idea of job availability and descriptions

Warriors to the Workforce Panel Discussion:

Keys for Job Search Success

 


Hiring Event Daily Exhibit Hall Schedule

  • 8 a.m. - Exhibitor set-up and registration
  • 8:30 a.m. - Registration Opens for Veterans and Military Spouses
  • 9 a.m. - WTTW event begins
  • 2 p.m. - Exhibitor break down/end

Travel Information


Conference Websites


Event Partners:

This event would not be possible without the support and efforts of the following organizations:

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About the Space & Missile Defense (SMD) Symposium 

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The SMD Symposium is the leading educational, professional development and networking event in the space and missile defense community.  The symposium is widely attended by leaders and professionals from the United States and our allies around the world.  It is the ideal forum for conducting business face-to-face. Participants can also earn continuing education credits. 

https://smdsymposium.org

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About American Freedom Foundation 

In return for their service and sacrifices made for our country, the American Freedom Foundation, founded in 2004, 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 creating awareness and building support for 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.  Throughout its short history, the American Freedom Foundation has made grants of approximately $1.2 million to more than 30 military organizations and awarded over 1,200 full and partial scholarships to military spouses and their dependents in 50 states and 8 countries through the AFF/Kaplan University Military Scholarship program valued in excess of $9.2 million.  Through the AFF national Veterans employment initiative program, Warriors To The Workforce, thousands of Veterans have been connected to hundreds of participating companies for employment opportunities.     

www.americanfreedomfoundation.org

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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 59,000 Veterans and their families nationally. Since 2007, SSV has secured over $519 million in cumulative additional benefits, services, and salaries for their Veteran clients. In 2017, SSV’s professional counselors conducted 15,526 one-on-one counseling sessions and helped secure meaningful new careers for 850 Veterans, which yielded over $33.53 million in new salaries, benefits, and services. SSV is also received the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Ethics, the Nonprofit of the Year for the Huntsville/Madison Chamber of Commerce and the Madison Chamber of Commerce. SSV was awarded the Platinum seal of Transparency from Guidestar and was selected Best in Business, Non-profit category for 2018.

http://www.ssv.org


Companies committed to participated in WTTW Huntsville event:

  • Averitt Express
  • Avion Solutions
  • AAFES
  • Scientific Research Corporation
  • Heavy Construction Academy
  • University of West Alabama
  • Canvas, Inc.
  • Strategic Systems, Inc.
  • First Command Financial Services
  • Purdue University Global
  • Still Serving Veterans
  • Boeing
  • Sanmina/SCI Technologies
  • Modern Technology Solutions
  • U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Phoenix
  • PeopleTec
  • S3, Inc.
  • Intuitive Research and Technology
  • Madison County Vet Center
  • Redstone Federal Credit Union

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

Paulette Risher
Still Serving Veterans
(256) 883-7035
prisher@ssv.org