Jenny and Pete interview Nancy Laine, President of Project transition USA.
Project Transition USA is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping transitioning military veterans & their families find meaningful and rewarding civilian careers. Project Transition USA was the first to conduct a LinkedIn Job Search Workshop on a U.S. military base (MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa Florida, Home of U.S. Central Command -- Nov. 16, 2012). They have been conducting free monthly workshops on MacDill ever since, and plan to expand these trainings to every military base in the country.
Nancy tells us about how she has grown Project Transition USA from an idea to a program that is looking to expand nation-wide and help all veterans in their transition.
We talk about:
Project Transition USA's LinkedIn workshop to help veterans maximize their presence on the largest business networking website as well as how to network.
The Project Transition USA LinkedIn group that provides a large contact network to connect military veterans with fellow transitioning veterans, mentors, and potential employers needing these hard-working and motivated individuals.
The Bring A Hero To Work program and group. Veterans shadow other veterans that have already made a transition and are established at participating businesses.