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As part of Operation Reentry North Carolina, East Carolina University, Pitt Community College, the City of Greenville and local manufacturers collaborate to provide unemployed and exiting veterans a two-week residential training course entitled Tools for Advanced Manufacturing for Veterans. The course addresses the needs of both veterans entering the civilian workforce and of local manufacturers seeking technically-skilled, leadership-oriented workers. Participants may earn two national credentials: Lean/6 Sigma white belt from ECU and an OSHA 30 card from OSHA. Classes are held at the university, community college, city hall and local manufacturing facilities. The goal of this targeted training is to capitalize on veteran knowledge experience, position them to contribute at local firms, and facilitate their successful reintegration. Throughout the program, participants use the ACT WorkKeys assessment for career counseling; access on-line classes that offer soft and core skill development; interact with counselors to explore options for skill development or additional formal education; and receive training in innovation. The program measures its success by credentialing and engaging veterans with local manufacturing firms or in further education, and by assessing both employee and employer satisfaction. Local firms host classes, sponsor lunches, and assist in “speed interviews” to introduce companies and prospective employees. The City of Greenville provides recreation passes for the veterans and their families and secures lodging for the veterans and their families. Registration costs are supported by ECU’s Champions of Freedom Fund. While veterans prepare to begin civilian careers, their families are introduced to Greenville and its diverse opportunities and services. Read the Case Study: http://universityeda.org/value-to-members/best-practice-sharing/awards-of-excellence/awards-of-excellence-2013-finalists/operation-reentry-north-carolina-tools-for-advanced-manufacturing-for-veterans/


  • 1. Tools for Advanced Manufacturingfor U.S. Veterans Ruthann Cage, East Carolina University Carl Rees, City of Greenville, NC 28OCT2013

2. ORNC Community-based Model of Veteran/Family Wellness and Reintegration Health & Wellness Education Economic Opportunity Rehabilitation Resiliency Reintegration 28OCT2013 3. 28OCT2013Rehabilitation Resiliency Reintegration 4. OUTCOMES 100% passed National exams for OSHA 30 and Lean/Six Sigma White Belt to receive certifications 100% took ACT Work Keys tests; 42% received highest scores possible 100% interviewed with 8 company HR representatives 33% called for 2nd interviews with Greenville, NC firms 22% offered positions with Greenville, NC firms 28% offered positions outside of Greenville, NC 40 servicemembers on wait list for next class Today, 2nd class starts its 2nd week28OCT2013Rehabilitation Resiliency Reintegration 5. Replicablity/ Expansion 2014-15 expand to 12 courses with Golden Leaf Foundation & Industry Support Serve Ft. Bragg w/ Fayetteville Tech CC Serve Camp LeJeune/Cherry Point w/ Craven CC Serve Pope Air Force Base with Pitt CC 28OCT2013Rehabilitation Resiliency Reintegration 6. ORNC Rover28OCT2013Rehabilitation Resiliency Reintegration 7. ORNC Rover Mobile facility to deliver Tele-psychiatry & e-Behavioral Clinic Navigate Counseling Clinic Innovation Design Lab Biofeedback Lab28OCT2013 8. Ruthann Cage, ECUcager@ecu.edu ECUinnovate.org/ornc 28OCT2013