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Wounded Warrior Partnership. 30 June 2010. Agenda. Introduction Why Partnership Wounded Warrior Qualifications Hiring Process Internship/Mentorship Work In Shop Transition to Government Medical Issues Success Stories Operation Promise Questions. Introduction .

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  • 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
why partnership
Why Partnership
  • 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)
hiring process
Hiring Process
  • 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
internship mentorship
Internship / Mentorship
  • 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
work in shops
Work in Shops
  • 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
transition to government
Transition to Government
  • Test drive while in shop to make sure fits the qualifications
  • Meet veterans preference
  • Has experience in shop to meet entry qualifications
medical issues
Medical Issues
  • Meet physical challenges
  • TBI issues
  • Put in structured environment
  • Specific goals and tasks outlined
  • Allow time for medical appointments
  • Adequate work setting according to personal injuries
success stories
Success Stories
  • 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.
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Success Stories
  • 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.
operation promise
Operation Promise
  • 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.
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Operation Promise
  • 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
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Operation Promise
  • 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
points of contact
Points of Contact
  • Jim Blasko - Senior Vice President & General Manager FES Sector
    • jblasko@epsilonsystems.com
    • Cell (619) 756-3105
    • Office (619) 702-1700 ext 201
  • Kristin Placey- Operation Promise Project Coordinator
    • kplacey@epsilonsystems.com
    • Cell (207) 837-4284
    • Office (619) 702-1700 ext 134