Program aims to connect veterans to civilian jobs

| March 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

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Value of a Veteran
News Release

HONOLULU — The Value of a Veteran is kicking off 2018 with a program designed to fill thousands of skilled trades jobs in the government and private sectors.

The Military Skilled Trades (MST) program was created in response to the challenges expressed by government agencies and corporate employers alike in regards to hiring for skilled trades positions via regular career fairs.

“We are incredibly proud of the service offering we’ve developed for employers and military job candidates alike,” said Lisa Rosser, CEO and founder of The Value of a Veteran. “Our approach is unique because skilled trades are unique.

“We’ve found that traditional job and career fairs just don’t tackle this particular hiring area effectively, so we came up with our own solution. MST events cater solely to these opportunities.”

The first MST program dates, military bases served, and locations are as follows:
•March 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Schofield Barracks): Dole Plantation at 64-1550 Kamehameha Hwy.
•March 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Marine Corps Base Hawaii): Oahu Veterans Center at 1298 Kukila St.
•March 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam): Oahu Veterans Center at 1298 Kukila St.

Military Skilled Trades offers more than 20 physical career fairs a year and a resume database of service members and veterans with backgrounds in warehousing, welding, fabrication, coating/painting, electrical, maintenance, HVAC, plumbing, pipe fitting, construction, rigging, telecommunications, truck driving and industrial machinery.

Employers and job candidates can find more information and registration links by visiting

About The Value of a Veteran
The Value Of a Veteran (VOAV) is a human resources training and consulting firm founded in 2007 that specializes in assisting large companies with improvement of veteran recruiting and retention programs. In 2017 VOAV expanded its services to include niche career fairs for Military Skilled Trades and Student veterans. For more information, visit

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