Fort Lauderdale, Nov 4, 2014 – Edge4Vets, a resiliency training workshop that teaches veterans how to do what businesses say they must do to succeed – that is, learn how to translate their military skills into tools for the civilian workplace – will conclude its Fall workshop series on THURSDAY, NOV 6 from 1pm to 4pm at Ft Lauderdale/Hollywood Int’l Airport in Broward County Aviation Dept’s 3rd floor Conference Room in Edge4 Terminal 4.
Veterans from a pilot program last fall who used what they learned to get jobs – including Zach Morgan, an Iraq vet from Coral Springs who created his own limo company based on help he got in the workshop – will serve as mentors to the 25 veterans completing the course this fall. In addition, Morgan, the program’s “Limo Vet,” will drive six vets from Broward College to the training class in his limo.
The Edge4Vets program, sponsored by Carnival Corp, is being hosted by Broward County Aviation Dept this fall as airlines and other service companies at FLL join with Carnival to offer job interviews to those who complete the workshop series which began on Oct 22 and concludes Nov 6 with participants receiving their “Edge4Vets Certificates of Completion.”
Carnival is leading the effort to bring Edge4Vets – offered by the Human Resiliency Institute at Fordham University in New York where the program has been offered for 400 veterans in NY and Boston since 2011 – to South Florida. The principles used in the curriculum come from resiliency lessons reflected in the stories of 9/11 aviation heroes profiled in the book, Reclaiming the Sky, by Tom Murphy, who founded Edge4Vets and will facilitate the workshop at FLL on Nov 6.
Representatives from Miami and Palm Beach veterans groups will attend Nov 6 to participate as mentors and explore how the workshop series can be adapted to airports in their counties. For more information about how the program works visit edge4vets.org.