How to Upskill & Recruit Veterans for Manufacturing Careers

More than 200,000 men and women transition out of the military each year.

What can manufacturers do to attract and retain talented veterans? Samsung, the founding sponsor of The Manufacturing Institute’s Heroes MAKE America initiative, hosted a webinar to answer that questionwith industry leaders, government officials and veterans themselves all weighing in.  

More than 200,000 men and women transition out of the military each year, and The Manufacturing Institute has estimated that manufacturers will need to fill 4.6 million jobs by 2028. With their technical skillsability to lead and follow under pressure and experience working in teamsveterans bring exceptional value to the manufacturing industryeven more so during these challenging times. 

The webinar, “Veteran Reskilling in Today’s Economy,” features the following speakers 

  • Samsung Vice President of Strategic Communications Megan Pollock 
  • Manufacturing Institute Executive Director Carolyn Lee 
  • Assistant Secretary John Lowry, Colonel, USMC (Ret.), Department of Labor, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service   
  • Manufacturing Institute Vice President of Military and Veterans Programs Babs Chase 
  • Koch Industries Outreach Strategies Manager John Buckley 
  • SherwinWilliams Production Supervisor George Clay 
  • SHRM Director of Veterans and Certifications Affairs Andrew Morton

Pollock and Lee discuss the work that Samsung and the Institute have done to connect veterans with new careers through Heroes MAKE Americawhich offers training programs at several U.S. military bases

Secretary Lowry, whose office helps support job counseling, placement and training services for eligible veterans, speaks about the value of the Heroes program.

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