The manufacturing sector in Illinois is in dire need of thousands of skilled workers, and military veterans are in a unique position to meet this demand. Illinois manufacturers are specifically looking for veterans who can bring soft skills and/or technical experience to their workplaces.
The "Mission: Military 2 Manufacturing" Fair, which is different from a traditional hiring fair, will serve to educate veterans and National Guard and Reserve members on available jobs, salaries and career paths available in advanced manufacturing and logistics. Participants will have a free, one-of-a-kind opportunity to network with training experts, like-minded business professionals, and meet veterans who have already made the transition to civilian positions in the manufacturing field. They will also meet employers and agency experts, who will help them develop a personalized plan to successfully transition into a manufacturing or logistics position.
1:00 PM – Attendees network and visit with Exhibitors
2:00 PM – General Session/Introduction
Panel of Veterans in Manufacturing
2:50-3:20 PM – Breakout Session
3:30-4:00 PM – Breakout Session
4:05-5:00 PM – Final networking period for Attendees and Exhibitors
- Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs
- Illinois Department of Employment Security
- Illinois Department of Commercial and Economic Opportunity
- Illinois Manufacturers' Association
- Medusa Consulting Group
- The Association for Operations Management (APICS)
- The Tooling & Manufacturing Association
- Illinois WorkNet
- Harper College
- Daley College
Registration is free. Please register above, under the "Ticket Information" section, by providing your name, phone number, email address and other pertinent details. Contact Max Dulberger at the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-814-5538 for more information.
When & Where
Senior Aide to the Agency Assistant Director