Introduction Why Partnership Wounded Warrior Qualifications Hiring Process Internship/Mentorship Work In Shop Transition to Government Medical Issues Success Stories Operation Promise Questions
Chance to give back to service members Allow Wounded Warriors opportunities to develop valuable skill sets Help to build their résumé Assist in their transition into civilian life
Win-win situation Fill your employment requirements. ◦ New young personnel looking for a new career Easy to hire Opportunity for transition to government service
Limited Training beyond rifleman Someone who will put in solid 8 hours Eagerness to learn Proven dedication Most are high school graduates 2-4 years in the service Some prior experience ◦ Jason (auto mechanic) ◦ Brett (high school science project on robots)
Coordinate directly WW battalions and transition coordinators at military hospital Interview and résumé from personnel Develop plan for transition Coordinate with customer to find best possible fit Many have very short notice for discharge Contractor can hire on very short notice
Opportunities for active duty personnel to learn new skills while in recovery Give them something to do beyond PT. Offer guidance along the way Set up a three tiered program. ◦ Phase I – Non-paid intern positions open to all WW’s ◦ Phase II – Transition to the work place / college ◦ Phase III – Continuing support
Opportunities to move personnel between shops to find the best fit for each person May take several changes ◦ Alex (Dive locker to electronics) No union issues to move people
Test drive while in shop to make sure fits the qualifications Meet veterans preference Has experience in shop to meet entry qualifications
Allow time for medical appointments Adequate work setting according to personal injuries Meet physical challenges TBI issues Put in structured environment Specific goals and tasks outlined
Jason Carter Mechanic, overhauling small diesel engines. Rich Gilbert Training department, revising desk guides and standard procedures. Running cableway inspection course. Attending college Mike Johnson Mechanic, Engineering/QA part time to support going to college in Engineering Program. Tre Felts Mechanic, logistics support in the engines production family. Ufrano Rios Mechanic, working in flex hose shop. Mike Pacheco Mechanic, working in flex hose shop. Meliek Bussey Tech, working in the optical and night vision shop.
Alex Guzman Started in Dive Locker and ROV support moved to the Test Equipment section as the induction coordinator. Moved on to college. Sean Carlin Maintenance Coordinator I, Completed qualification and hired by government as Ship Superintendant. Brett Sobaski Mechanic, transitioned to Northrup Grumman to work on UAV program. Joshua Peterson Mechanic, overhauling small diesel engines. Left to go home to Michigan.
Mission Statement: To provide support and supplemental care to the caretakers and families of wounded warriors, recovering in the area, through partnerships with local companies, agencies and non-profits.
Up and coming non-profit sponsored by ESSential Foundation. Focused on supporting and meeting the needs of caregivers of Wounded Warriors recovering in the area Challenging the community of San Diego to provide their support
Primary areas of focus: ◦ Childcare – providing affordable, reliable, and convenient childcare ◦ Employment/Internships– Job database, fill gap in résumé, help financially ◦ Education – Discounted tuition rates, help applying, etc. ◦ Recreation/Relaxation – Spa days, massages, acupuncture, tickets to events, etc. ◦ Continued Support – Mentoring, social network, redirecting to other services