To help veterans transition from the military to a new civilian career, Northwell Health has partnered with Nassau and Suffolk counties to offer the free workshop “Barracks to Business: Translating Military Skills into Career Success.”
Along with resume writing help and interview tips, veterans will get the chance to network with recruiters. The event, part of Northwell Health’s Military and Veterans Liaison Services program, is October 5 from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, NY, 11530. Click here to register for the event.
“Our overall objective is to provide veterans with every possible tool to help them transition back to civilian life,” said Juan Serrano, Director, Military and Veterans Liaison Services, Northwell Health. “Although, a large number of Combat Veterans returning post-911 are able to excel in ‘out of uniform’ professions—a grand majority are still struggling with the challenges of gaining meaningful employment.
“As a response to this very important issue our veterans are facing, Northwell Health developed the Barracks to Business Workshop,” Mr. Serrano said. “In an effort to make the transition easier for our veterans, ensuring that they will not only find meaningful employment but receive the support required to retain those jobs while reintegrating into civilian life.”
Northwell Health, which operates 21 hospitals and more than 500 outpatient practices, is the state’s largest health care provider and private employer. The health care system has hired over 500 veterans in the last year alone. Veterans can search Northwell Health’s job openings by using their military occupational specialty code.
Anthony Silvera, who is Northwell Health's Veterans Programs Specialist and retired a U.S. Airman, will lead the workshop and show veterans how to translate valued skills such as leadership, discipline, flexibility, organization and change management into job offers from prospective employers.