Strategies for Connecting with Military Talent

The military veteran is an increasingly valuable and talented workforce commodity. But is your business truly veteran-ready? Join KABA, RCEDC, and local employers with veteran-friendly cultures, to learn about best practices when recruiting transitioning service members and their families.
We’ll also learn about Mission Wisconsin – the talent engagement strategy designed to connect Wisconsin-based businesses with service members and their families from across the country. This effort is supported by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the Department of Workforce Development to help businesses connect with veterans to fill open positions.
The panel discussion will include:
  • An overview of WEDC’s Mission Wisconsin initiative and performance metrics;
  • Best practices that constitute a veteran-ready workplace;
  • Strategies for employers seeking to hire transitioning veterans;
  • Feedback from employers and former service members about transitioning to employment.
Employers also have the opportunity to register for FREE to be part of the Southeast Wisconsin contingent at the Hiring our Heroes Career Expo on March 18, 2020, at the United Center in Chicago. The event is one of several transition summits planned across the country to engage with veterans – and one of only two of its kind in the Midwest.
KABA & RCEDC will partner with interested employers to present career opportunities, as well as share quality of life assets unique to each community through the Life Balanced Kenosha and Greater Racine County campaigns.  Learn more about Mission Wisconsin and the Hiring our Heroes Career Summits in this video.


7:30 a.m. – Registration, Networking & Caffeine
8:00 a.m. – Welcome & Panel Discussion Featuring:

  • Rebecca Deschane, Talent Initiatives Director, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
  • Michelle Altilio, Human Resources Manager After Market Solutions, North America, CNH Industrial
  • Waylon Gross, Workforce Development & Training Program Manager, Kenall Manufacturing
8:45 a.m. – Southeast Wisconsin Contingent for Hiring Our Heroes Career Expo
9:00 a.m. – Q&A /Program Ends
Event is free to attend. Registration deadline is February 3.
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