“10,000 STRONG” VETERANS CAREER SUMMIT

This was the official website for the 2015 10,000 Strong Veterans Career Summit . The summit gave veterans from around Southern California the opportunity to network with career and business expert, develop proposals for entrepreneurial projects and compete for government contracts. The content below is from the site's 2015 archived pages.

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VETERANS CAREER SUMMIT

Empowering Service Members, Veterans and Military Families with Opportunities to Lead and Thrive in Our Communities

Led by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, “10,000 Strong” is a coalition of over 100 companies and 50 community organizations who are united around a common goal of hiring 10,000 local veterans by 2017. The initiative is a comprehensive approach that helps companies hire veterans, assists veterans to access career services and raises awareness of the skill sets veterans bring to the workforce.

July 14, 2015

THE INAUGURAL “10,000 STRONG” VETERANS CAREER SUMMIT

To celebrate the one year anniversary of the launch of “10,000 Strong,” our coalition partners are organizing the 10,000 Strong Veterans Career Summit. The summit will aim to connect 1,000 veterans with career and business resources. This one day event will help job seekers and veteran entrepreneurs network with career and business experts, connect job seekers with on-site hiring managers, and provide valuable tools for veteran entrepreneurs to access capital, develop business proposals, and compete for government contracts.

LA Mayor Eric Garcett

We have programs tailored for Entrepreneurs, Job Seekers, Employers and Service Providers.

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Entrepreneurs

As a veteran entrepreneur attending the 10,000 Strong Veterans Career Summit, you can expect to find a wide range of services, resources, and networking opportunities with several business resources and government entities.

Once you register through this website you will be contacted by one of our Business Navigators. These specialists will be dedicated to you, and a small group of fellow veteran attendees, to ensure that you have all of the information and resources you need leading up to the Summit.

After the morning sessions, Mayor Eric Garcetti’s press conference, and a free lunch, you will have an opportunity to meet with organizations who can help you access capital, compete for government contracts, and develop business plans.

WORKSHOPS

My Next Mission is to Start My Own Company: Where Do I begin?
(8:30 am-9:30 am) (Location: Patriotic Hall, Purple Heart Room)
Veterans who are seeking to start their own company will learn how to obtain a business license, how to access opportunities for capital, how to become a leading business in your trade, how to stand out and increase revenue, how to access free technical assistance, how to lease or buy office space, and more. Come and learn how to leverage your veteran status in starting or growing your business. Learn from the experts and come see how they did it. Leaders from top Los Angeles businesses will be here to show you how.

10,000 Strong Press Conference
(10:30am- 11:15am) (Location: LATTC, Parking Lot F)
All veteran entrepreneurs are invited to join Mayor Eric Garcetti and other key partners as they meet with media to announce key achievements as part of 10,000 Strong and highlight new employment initiatives.

Accessing Capital to Grow My Company
(8:30 am-9:30 am, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm) (Location: Patriotic Hall, Wilson Room)
Veterans will be introduced to the variety of financial resources available to start/grow their own business. There will be time for Q and A.

Strategies to Compete for Government Contracts 
(12:00 pm-1:00 pm) (Location: Magnolia Hall, Atrium Lobby)
Take your business to the next level by understanding how to acquire government contracts. As a veteran, goals are set to prioritize you in gaining this business. There will be panelists that will discuss the contracting process, how to get certified, and how to get the competitive edge in growing your business in the public sector. Hear agencies such as the Los Angeles Community College District, the Department of Water and Power, the City of Los Angeles, LA Metro, the Veterans Affairs Administration etc.

Networking Lunch
(1:00 pm-2:00 pm) (Location: LATTC Courtyard)
Lunch will be provided by our sponsors. While you enjoy your meal, you will hear from a panel of veterans who are excelling and leading their companies. In addition, you will hear from a panel of employers and hear about why they hire veterans and what veterans can do to compete in today’s global economy.

Resource Fair
(2:00 pm-5:00 pm) (Location: LATTC South Tent)
A resource fair will connect veteran entrepreneurs with organizations that can assist with developing a business plan, accessing capital, contracting with government agencies etc.

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Job Seekers

As a veteran job seeker attending the 10,000 Strong Veterans Career Summit, you can expect to find a wide range of services, resources, and networking opportunities with over 100 employers and service providers.

Once you register through this website you will be contacted by one of our Navigators. These specialists will be dedicated to you, and a small group of fellow veteran attendees, to ensure that you have all of the information and resources you need leading up to the Summit.

After the morning sessions, Mayor Eric Garcetti’s press conference, and a free lunch, you will have the opportunity to network with participating employers.

WORKSHOPS

On-site Resume Assistance
(All day) (Location: Vernon/LATTC Work Source Center, Redwood Hall)
This component will allow any veteran that shows up on site to modify their resume before interacting with employers during the hiring event. Please bring your resume on a USB drive or have it available online.

How can I leverage Technology to Advance My Career?
(8:30 am-9:30 am) (Location: Patriotic Hall, Auditorium)
Participants will learn about different online tools to help them strengthen their virtual presence and strategically search for employment opportunities.

I’m Looking For Housing and a Job: What Is Out There For Me?
(8:30 am-9:30 am) (Location: Patriotic Hall, Nimitz)
Participants will learn about different programs to help access temporary and permanent housing. In addition, participants will learn about employment opportunities offered through housing programs.

10,000 Strong Press Conference
(10:30 am- 11:15 am) (Location: LATTC, Parking Lot F)
All veterans are invited to join Mayor Eric Garcetti and other key partners as they meet with media to announce key achievements as part of 10,000 Strong and highlight new initiatives.

 

Employment Strategies in High-Growth Industries 
(12:00 pm- 1:00 pm) (Location: LATTC Tent)
All veterans are invited to join Mayor Eric Garcetti and other key partners as they meet with media to announce key achievements as part of 10,000 Strong and highlight new initiatives.

Networking Lunch
(1:00 pm-2:00 pm) (Location: LATTC Courtyard)
Lunch will be provided by our sponsors. While you enjoy your meal, you will hear from a panel of veterans who are excelling and leading their companies. In addition, you will hear from a panel of employers and hear about why they hire veterans and what veterans can do to compete in today’s global economy.

Hiring/Resource Fair
(2:00 pm-5:00 pm) (Location: LATTC South and North Tents)
– 100 small, medium and large scale companies will participate in the hiring event. Companies from a variety of industries will be represented, especially company’s in high growth sectors such as health-care, construction, technology, transportation, hospitality and entertainment.
– Veterans looking for employment have the option of utilizing a veteran navigator that will have an understanding of what each company’s hiring needs are. The navigator will direct the veteran to the appropriate employer that is looking for his or her skill set.

Interviewing Skills

(2:00pm – 5:00pm) (Location: LATT Aspen Hall Room 120)

This ‘drop-in’ resource will allow you to learn valuable interviewing skills from industry leaders and experienced service providers to ensure that you successfully land your next job. Along with effective communication skills you will also learn about proper dress and etiquette for the industry you are applying for.

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Employers

As an employer attending and participating in the 10,000 Strong Veterans Career Summit, you can expect to find hundreds of veteran job seekers comprised of active duty and reserve service members, as well as veterans and military family members. The morning’s sessions will offer a wealth of information and resources to empower you to better understand and hire veterans.

Once you register through this website, you will be contacted regarding your booth space and any additional assistance you might need.

After the morning sessions, Mayor Eric Garcetti’s press conference, and a free lunch, you will have the opportunity to meet hundreds of talented veteran job seekers. Additional spaces will be provided for you to conduct on-site interviews and informational sessions with interested veterans. Please notify us if you will be taking advantage of these additional resources.

WORKSHOPS

Proven Strategies to Create and Strengthen Veteran Hiring Programs
(8:30 am-9:30 am) (Location: LATTC, Aspen Hall, 101)
The Panel will be made of up hiring managers/representatives in key sectors like aerospace, manufacturing, IT, non-profit, physical and mental health, education, etc. Panelists will share their best-practices in recruiting and hiring veterans. In addition, panelists will hear from non-profit organizations about how they can help companies source and develop veteran talent.

10,000 Strong Press Conference
(10:30 am- 11:15 am) (Location: LATTC, Parking Lot F)
All companies are invited to join Mayor Eric Garcetti and other key partners as they meet with media to announce key achievements as part of 10,000 Strong and highlight new employment initiatives.

Innovative Tools to Recruit, Retain and Develop Veteran Talent 
(12:00 pm-1:00 pm) (Location: LATTC, Aspen Hall, 120)
Hiring managers/representative of all sectors will learn about cutting-edge tools to help them identify and develop veteran talent.

Networking Lunch
(1:00 pm-2:00 pm) (Location: LATTC, Courtyard)
Lunch will be provided by our sponsors. While you enjoy your meal, you will hear from a panel of veterans who are excelling and leading their companies. In addition, you will hear from a panel of employers and hear about why they hire veterans and what veterans can do to compete in today’s global economy.

Hiring / Resource Fair
(2:00 pm-5:00 pm) (LATTC, South and North Tents)
Your company is invited to table and provide information about jobs that are currently available. Each company will have their own booth. Hundreds of veterans are expected to participate in the hiring event. These veterans will be seeking low to high level skill jobs. Veterans will include: men, women, active duty service members, student veterans, young veterans, aging veterans, homeless veterans, unemployed veterans etc. Military spouses and military family members are also invited to participate in the hiring event.

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Service Providers

As a service provider attending and participating the 10K Strong Veterans Career Summit, you can expect to find a wide range of veteran job seekers and veteran entrepreneurs seeking services and resources such as resume building and interview skills, along with additional wrap-around needs such as housing, benefits and mental health.

The mornings sessions will offer unique opportunities for you to share and gain valuable information and resources to veterans as well as to empower employers to better understand and hire veterans.

Once you register through this website, you will be contacted regarding your booth space and any additional assistance you might need.

After the morning sessions, Mayor Eric Garcetti’s press conference, and a free lunch, you will have the opportunity to meet veteran job seekers and entrepreneurs. Additional spaces will be provided for you to conduct on-site training, service and informational sessions with interested veterans. Please notify us if you will be taking advantage of these additional resources.

WORKSHOPS

Effective Employment Services for Veterans 
(8:30 am-9:30 am) (Location: Vernon/LATTC Work Source Center, Redwood Hall)
Non-profit organizations with proven veteran employment programs will showcase their approach to provide veterans with career services. Best practices will be shared with other non-profit organizations whom are in the developing stages of creating their veteran employment programs.

10,000 Strong Press Conference
(10:30 am- 11:15 am) (Location: LATTC, Parking Lot F)
All non-profit organizations are invited to join Mayor Eric Garcetti and other key partners as they meet with media to announce key achievements as part of 10,000 Strong and highlight new employment initiatives.

Roundtable With Non-Profit Executives and Funders
(12:00 pm-1:00 pm) (Location: LATTC Veterans Resource Center, Mariposa Hall)
This will be an opportunity for funders to share their perspectives and priorities related to veterans employment program funding. Funders will also share their opinions about future veterans funding trends. Please note this special session is only for executives of non-profit organizations.

Coaching Veterans on Military Skills Translation 
(12:00 pm-1:00 pm) (Location: LATTC Work Source Center, Redwood Hall)
All non profit organizations are invited to participate in this workshop to learn about techniques to coach veterans through military skills translation. There will be an overview of Military Occupational Specialties, military traditions, translatable skill sets, and strategies to create more culturally sensitive career services for veterans and military
spouses.

Networking Lunch
(1:00 pm-2:00 pm) (Location: LATTC Courtyard)
Lunch will be provided by our sponsors. While you enjoy your meal, you will hear from a panel of veterans who are excelling and leading their companies. In addition, you will hear from a panel of employers and hear about why they hire veterans and what veterans can do to compete in today’s global economy.

Hiring / Resource Fair
(2:00 pm-5: 00 pm) (LATTC, South and North Tents)
Your organization is invited to participate in the hiring event by providing career resources to veteran attendees. You are encouraged to also provide other supportive services such as housing, assistance with VA benefits, mental health etc.


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