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Midwest

'SUPPORT
AND INSIGHT'
a michigan organization has had much success in helping military
veterans transition to the civilian manufacturing workforce.

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The manufacturing industry is in extreme need of skilled workers, and many companies have found much potential in hiring military
veterans. More and more, manufacturers and military veterans are coming together, sometimes with the help of workforce development or
other organizations. In conjunction with the When Work Works' 2016
Award and SHRM Families and Work Institute, Lansing, Mich.-based
Peckham was named one of 11 national winners of the 2015-2016 When
Work Works VET Spotlight. Peckham was recognized as having created
unique, innovative and highly effective programs that help veterans and
their families make the transition to the civilian workforce.
	 "Our	 Veteran	 Services	 program	 focuses	 on	 recruiting,	 onboarding	and	supporting	veterans	here	at	Peckham,"	says	Greta	 Wu,	 chief	 human	 services	 officer.	 "The	 veteran	 specialist,	
who	is	also	a	former	active	duty	Marine,	develops	internal	veteran	support	and	community	initiatives	for	vets	to	give	back,	
like	our	Annual	Car	&	Bike	show."
	 The	 VET	 Spotlight	 (Veteran's	 Employment	 Transition)	
recognizes	 employers	 who	 make	 innovative	 and	 effective	
efforts	to	reach	out	to	former	service	men	and	women,	and	
their	families.	The	VET	Spotlight	shines	a	light	on	the	best	
practices	 among	 employers	 who	 go	 above	 and	 beyond	 the	
call	of	duty	when	it	comes	to	hiring	and	supporting	veterans	
and	their	families.

	 "Peckham	 creates	 a	 supportive	 environment	 for	 qualified	
veterans,	offering	paid	training	for	jobs	in	IT	services,	supply	
chain	 management	 and	 manufacturing,"	 says	 Tyler	 Riddle,	
Peckham	 Veteran	 Services	 specialist.	 "These	 positions	 provide	an	opportunity	for	veterans	to	gain	transferable	job	skills,	
while	connecting	with	fellow	veterans	who	offer	support	and	
insight	as	they	transition	into	civilian	life."
	 Peckham	Inc.,	a	nonprofit	vocational	rehabilitation	organization,	 is	 a	 unique	 business	 and	 human	 services	 agency	 that	
values	quality,	diversity	and	performance.	For	40	years,	its	mission	has	been	to	provide	a	wide	range	of	opportunities	to	maximize	human	potential	for	persons	with	disabilities	striving	for	
greater	independence	and	self-sufficiency.	mt
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