Assisting Separating and Retiring Military Officers for Careers in the Civilian Workforce
This program is to assist military officers’ transition from high-level military service to placements in the civilian workforce in which they can thrive and grow. There are a unique need and few resources specifically target assisting these talented and well-trained individuals. In this session, we will examine the issues, discuss how we can mitigate these issues and facilitate job placement/retention, and address how we intend to scale our efforts.
At the end of this session, participants will:
- Realize the unique issues retiring/separating military officers face as they attempt to transition from military service to the civilian workforce.
- Identify how to work better with retiring/separating military officer job seekers and employees, facilitating job placement and retention.
- Understand the enormity of the problem and how the solutions serve the candidates, our organizations, our state, and our country.
Judith Tavano, LERN-CPP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Managing Director at NOARK
Many of you know Judith Tavano, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, as an educator and past presenter at this conference. This year she is joining us to share a project she is heading up for NOARK to assist military officers’ transition from high-level military service to placements in the civilian workforce. Judith is the proud spouse of a former Air Force officer and the daughter of a disabled WWII veteran. She has been assisting veterans through her association with veteran organizations in northwest Arkansas informally for years, and now with the aid of an SHRM Foundation grant, she is leading NOARK’s effort to formalize efforts to assist transitioning military officers who wish to return to; or start a new life in northwest Arkansas.