Veterans Recruiting Conference and Career Fair

  • 19 Apr 2016
  • 8:00 AM
  • 20 Apr 2016
  • 3:30 PM
  • MCM Eleganté Hotel & Suites, 2330 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX 75220


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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

8:30 a.m.          Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:00 a.m.          Opening Remarks 
-      Linda S. Gray, President/CEO Greater Southwest Black Chamber of Commerce
9:05 a.m.         
How Organizations Can Help Veterans to Transition - Caprea Dees, Parkland Hospital  
9:35 a.m.         
 Using Social Media to attract Veterans and Civilians - Loren Robinson              

10:05 a.m.        Your Hiring Needs and Military Skill Sets       - Michael Quezada, Parkland Hospital, Dallas TX  

10:35 a.m.        BREAK

10:45 a.m.        Translate The Veteran’s Military Occupational Specialty Code (translating military skills to civilian skills)  

 - How The Military Experience Has Provided Them with Education, Training, Values, Leadership Skills and Teamwork Experience  -  Loren Robinson, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Denver Colorado

11:15 a.m.        Facts vs. Myths  and Employer Tax Credits   - Jerald Gould, Veterans Career Advisor, Texas Veterans Commission

11:45 a.m.        Addressing Barriers to Employment

 - William Jones, Veterans Career Advisor, Texas Veterans Commission

 12:15 p.m.        LUNCH (there is an abundance of restaurants to choose from in the surrounding area)

   1:30 p.m.       OFCCP Compliance Standards

 - Allen Boyd, Regional Outreach Coordinator, Depart of Labor

2:00 p.m.        Veteran Retention and DART Demographics

Stefon Chandler

2:30 p.m.        An Effective Military Recruitment Program -       Mike Catchings, Ingalls Shipbuilding, Mississippi

3:00 p.m.        Closing Remarks           -       

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

8:30 a.m.          Networking Breakfast

9:00 a.m.          Panelist  

  • Mike Catchings
  • Jerald Gould  
  • Michael Quezada 
  • William Jones  
  • Allen Boyd     
  • Loren Robinson  

CAREER FAIR                     10:30pm -  1:30pm