Registration extended until February 17 for the Wounded Warrior Employment Conference

Feb. 15, 2012 | By taniameireles2
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Wounded warriors and conference attendees still have time register for the Wounded Warrior Employment Conference; registration ends on February 17.  The four military services are co-hosting the 2012 Wounded Warrior Employment Conference at Fort Belvoir, Va., on February 28-29, 2012. Wounded warriors and spouses may attend the employment readiness BootCamp Workshops on topics such as managing culture shock, skill identification, advocating for yourself during a job search, and interviewing. They will also have the opportunity to network with conference attendees and provide résumés in a job fair-style format. Representatives from Federal and civilian agencies in attendance at the conference can learn more about traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress, making a successful wounded warrior hire, hiring/employment issues, and wounded warrior spouse employment from guest speakers and panel discussions. They will have opportunities to network with wounded warriors and spouses as well. Representatives from the Office of Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy (WWCTP) will be available to discuss Operation Warfighter (OWF) and Wounded Warrior Education and Employment Initiative (E2I) during both days of the Conference. OWF is a Federal internship program for wounded, ill, and injured Service members, and E2I operates on a regional basis and engages recovering Service members early in the recovery process to identify skills and career opportunities. Please stop by during networking breaks to learn more about these programs. For more information about the Wounded Warrior Employment Conference and to fill out a registration form, visit http://wtc.army.mil/about_us/wwec.html. If you are interested in attending the Wounded Warrior Employment Conference, fill out the registration form, email AW2careerprogram@conus.army.mil or call (703) 325-8671 no later than Friday, February 17.