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    Date: October 1, 2020, 11:30pm
    North Carolina Military Business Center
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    The North Carolina Military Business Center and the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Division of Workforce Solutions will co-host a no-charge two-part WEBCON mini-series to support the integration of highly skilled, transitioning military personnel, family members and veterans into the state workforce.  This mini-series is a component of the NCMBC’s ongoing Federal Contractor WEBCON series.

    Target Audience.  North Carolina federal and defense contractors seeking to employ the highly-skilled and trainable transitioning active duty military personnel, Reserve and National Guard personnel, veterans and their family members.  Federal contractors and subcontractors are required to complete the VETS-4212 Federal Contractor Reporting to the Department of Labor, which shows the numbers of qualified special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, and any other protected veterans hired or employed during the reporting period.

    Platform. The NCMBC will host all training webinars on the NCMBC’s Zoom for Government platform. Zoom information will be provided in your registration confirmation email and also emailed out prior to each training as a reminder. 

    Registration.  Although this is a free training, registration is required. 


    Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 1100-1230
    Hiring Transitioning Military for Federal and Defense Contractors – Supply Side Opportunities and Challenges


    • Scott Dorney, Executive Director, North Carolina Military Business Center
    • Raymond Godsave, Veterans Employment Consultant, NCWorks
    • George Rouse, Assistant District Director, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, US Department of Labor
    • William B. McMillian, Transition Service Manager, Fort Bragg Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program
    • Camp Lejeune Transition Assistance Program, MCCS (TBA)
    • Eric L. Burgos, Director, North Carolina National Guard Employment Center
    • Tony Clark, Volunteer Support Technician, Employer Support of the Reserve and Guard
    • Lane Dyer, State Director – North Carolina Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS)

    Focus.  More than 16,000 educated, highly trained and disciplined service members transition out of the military annually from military bases – in North Carolina.  The North Carolina National Guard and Reserve components also provide a qualified pool of employable talent, while still serving their country.  Military family members and veterans also bring tremendous skills to our state.  Learn about: characteristics of this potential workforce; resources that the military provides to help these populations find employment; how employers can leverage transition programs to connect with talent; and challenges facing transitioning military and employers in growing veteran employment.    

    Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 1100-1230
    Hiring Transitioning Military for Federal and Defense Contractors – Demand Side Resources and Programs


    • Raymond Godsave, Veterans Employment Consultant, NCWorks
    • Kimberley Williams, Founder & CEO, North Carolina for Military Employment (NC4ME)
    • Charlene Sumlin-Cross, Apprenticeship Program, North Carolina Community College System
    • Dr. Jolee Marsh, Associate Vice President for Corporate and Continuing Education, Fayetteville Technical Community College, Transition Tech Program

    Focus. The State of North Carolina provides outstanding resources to help federal and defense contractors hire highly-skilled transitioning military, military family members and veterans.  These include short term training, apprenticeship and job placement programs for the veteran population, and employer training, orientation and recognition programs for federal contractors and other employers.  Join this session to learn how your business can leverage these resources to recruit, hire and retain highly skilled veterans and military family members for your workforce.