Wounded Warrior Project Teams Up with Deloitte to Empower Veterans Seeking Employment
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) and Deloitte are teaming up again to provide free career development training to wounded veterans and family members seeking employment across the United States. Together, WWP and Deloitte hosted over 15 employment boot camps in cities across the country in 2019 and will host an additional 15 sessions in 2020.
More than 200 warriors and family members have participated in the employment boot camps, with over 50% of attendees gaining employment at a variety of organizations within 90 days of attending.
"It's a really well put together professional development seminar focused on providing veterans with tools and strategic development on transition strategies," said Michael Cox, a Navy veteran who attended a boot camp in San Antonio and recently landed a program management job with UnitedHealthcare. "I appreciated them bringing veterans in from Deloitte who have made the successful transition themselves. They really invested in making sure the people who were facilitating the trainings were top-notch, and I really appreciated that."
Presented by Deloitte professionals, employment boot camps feature instruction on:
- Elevator pitches
- Career road maps
- Resume writing
- Interview skills, and
- Business etiquette.
"Warriors are learning the critical skills they need to successfully transition from the military to the civilian workforce," said Michael Loubert, WWP career counseling regional director. "We can't thank Deloitte enough for their support. Warriors are well onto their next mission in life because of it."
Each employee boot camp includes 20 to 30 warriors and family members and takes place over two to three days.
"These boot camps are a reflection of Deloitte's philanthropic efforts to support our nation's veterans," said Christopher Ensign, managing director in the federal health practice, Deloitte Consulting LLP who champions the employment boot camps. "They have paid the ultimate sacrifice, and we are honored to work with Wounded Warrior Project to assist them in their return back to the civilian workforce."
Find out more about how WWP helps warriors start their next mission.
About Wounded Warrior Project
Since 2003, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has been meeting the growing needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers – helping them achieve their highest ambition. Learn more.
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