Veterans Empowerment Summit Encourages Veterans to Get Connected

The National Entrepreneur Center in Orlando recently hosted the Veterans Empowerment Summit to motivate veterans to "get engaged, get connected, and get going on your next assignment."

Kevin Preston, director of the Walt Disney Company's Heroes Work Here initiative spoke at the summit about searching for jobs and why veterans are essential to the workforce.

"Veterans have a wealth of experience, and a set of ethics and values that other individuals do not have," Preston said. "Today is a phenomenal time to be a veteran, employers want to meet you, they want to hire you, and it's up to you to engage them with your stories."

Preston encouraged the veterans at the summit to take an active role in their job search.

The summit also featured specialists from finance, career development, and job placement who provided veterans with information on management of personal finances, banking, building wealth, and finding meaningful employment.

The Heroes Work Here initiative began in 2012 and has hired more than 3,500 veterans in just over two year.


Kristen K. wrote on Mon, 05/26/2014 - 12:20:

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This program is so awesome. It warms my heart to read about it, if only they would have had it in place 20 years ago when I got out of the military. Maybe I would have gone to work for Disney!

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