Ford’s Service to Veterans Scores MVAA Certification
Blue Oval proves that when U.S. companies invest in American heroes, everyone wins.
Everyone agrees that our service men and women are some of America’s greatest heroes. Sadly once their deployments and time in service come to an end, it can be very difficult for our veterans to find stable and respectable work. Thankfully, industry giants like Ford have stepped in to make sure these amazing human beings have a place to work, grow and prosper.
To recognize its efforts to hire, train and support our veterans, Ford has just been awarded a silver-level certification from the Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency. The MVAA makes it a point to monitor and recognize employers who go above and beyond to help our veterans find their spot in the workplace.
“Ford Motor Company is dedicated to supporting our military personnel, veterans and their families,” said Bill Dirksen, vice president Labor Affairs, Ford Motor Company. “We value the military experience of our nation’s brave servicemen and women, the technical skills they gain while serving our great country and their leadership qualities.”
Ford joins FCA and GM, as well as around 100 other employers in the state of Michigan as certified MVAA companies.
Ford’s new silver certification comes thanks to the company meeting their hiring goals for veteran workers, as well as for creating and supporting internship and OTJ training programs. These programs help our veterans re-acclimate to civilian life, and they help groom our veterans for advancement up the employment chain. In a country where there around 40,000 veterans are without homes, projects like this are not only helpful, they are absolutely vital.
Our deepest and most heartfelt congratulations go out to Ford, and hopefully next year they can secure the top-level gold certification.