As part of an effort to promote major state initiatives concerning veterans’ education and employment, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) recently cohosted a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation “Hiring Our Heroes” roundtable discussion with the Maryland State Department of Veterans Affairs.
The forum reflects the university’s nearly 70-year commitment to providing career-relevant higher education for military and veteran students.
More than 50 people representing transition-assistance offices from area military installations, state and local government agencies, community outreach groups and employers attended the event, held at the UMUC Dorsey Station Center in Elkridge, Md.
A range of topics was discussed, including:
- Strategies to close the transition gap for service-members leaving the military.
- Approaches for engaging the private sector to assist veterans’ employment.
- Empowering veterans in their pursuit of education and employment.
- Employer best-practices in servicing veterans.