Hargray recently announced a new employment program designed to assist military veterans with their transition into the civilian workforce following the end of their military service. The program, called Heroes at Hargray, provides transitioning military personnel with hands-on vocational training through paid internships of up to one year.
“We are very excited to offer a program focused on creating job opportunities for military veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country,” said Michael Gottdenker, Hargray’s Chairman & CEO. “Our hope is that this will be one of many such programs introduced throughout our region.”
Heroes at Hargray officially launched on July 8th, when four interns began working in Hargray’s Installation & Repair group. These interns will take part in a comprehensive training program where they will learn to install, troubleshoot and repair equipment on each of Hargray’s platforms.
“The goal of the program is to provide an experience that positions these individuals to gain full-time employment, whether at Hargray or another employer,” said Chris McCorkendale, Hargray’s Vice President of Operations and Engineering and himself a retired Army officer. “I know firsthand that it can be difficult to transition from military to civilian life, and am thrilled to be a part of a program that can ease that transition for fellow military service people.”
Hargray plans to expand the program with additional interns and other departments in the future.