The Value of Integrating Veterans into Your Workforce and Strategies for Mutual Success

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Join us for a two-part roundtable that will highlight the value of developing a veteran’s workplace initiative including creating long-term career opportunities and discussing strategies to ensure success. The event is geared toward CEOs, HR professionals and veteran service organizations.
WHEN: July 10th at 9 a.m.

WHERE: mHub https://mhubchicago.com/ Street Parking Available

AGENDA:

9am – Registration & Networking Breakfast

10am – Session #1: Opportunities for Integrating Veterans into Your Workforce

11:15am – Session #2: Strategies for Mutual Success

12:15pm – Adjourn

Victor LaGroon

Moderated by Victor LaGroon, Diversity and Inclusion Veterans Employment Advisor

Victor LaGroon’s military experience began in 2003 with his enlistment and joined the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division, Ft. Drum. After completing his Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Huachuca in Military Intelligence. During his years in the U.S. ARMY Victor had the privilege to serve honorably as a soldier, Junior NCO and Team Leader. Since being medically discharged Victor has worked diligently to serve and advocate for the health needs, benefits and resources of military personnel, veterans and their families.

Due to his years of commitment to Veterans and Military Members in the City of Chicago and State of Illinois, Victor was appointed by the Governor to the IDVA Illinois Joining Forces Foundation Board of Directors, and by Mayor Emanuel to the Advisory Council of Veterans Affairs for the City of Chicago. Recently, Victor joined the Mayor’s Commission for a Safer Chicago and has joined the Community Development Advisory Council.

Victor LaGroon

Moderated by Victor LaGroon, Director of Veterans Affairs, City of Chicago

Victor LaGroon’s military experience began in 2003 with his enlistment and joined the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division, Ft. Drum. After completing his Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Huachuca in Military Intelligence. During his years in the U.S. ARMY Victor had the privilege to serve honorably as a soldier, Junior NCO and Team Leader. Since being medically discharged Victor has worked diligently to serve and advocate for the health needs, benefits and resources of military personnel, veterans and their families.

Due to his years of commitment to Veterans and Military Members in the City of Chicago and State of Illinois, Victor was appointed by the Governor to the IDVA Illinois Joining Forces Foundation Board of Directors, and by Mayor Emanuel to the Advisory Council of Veterans Affairs for the City of Chicago. Recently, Victor joined the Mayor’s Commission for a Safer Chicago and has joined the Community Development Advisory Council.

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A veteran-owned 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) and supply chain innovator, built to deliver value-added solutions that exceed the expectations of high-growth customers including manufacturing, pharma, medical device, aerospace, and defense. Exegistics assists veterans through internal programs and staffing initiatives and currently ships prescription medications to veterans across the country through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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As a G.I. Bill certified program, the ICATT Apprenticeship Program helps high-tech manufacturers and companies with complex technologies or logistics tackle the skills gap by providing a workforce development strategy – a sustainable solution that provides a pipeline of talent over time. Through the ICATT apprenticeship program, veterans gain skills for an in-demand profession, earn a salary, an associate degree as well as national and international credentials.

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A veteran-owned IT consulting firm that uses a non-transactional, value-based approach to provide clients with custom workforce solutions to fit their business needs to successfully complete IT projects. With a goal to always have an impact on the communities they serve, York Solutions’ returnship program, Barriers to Entry, is specifically geared toward helping veterans return to the workforce as their onramp for a career within IT.