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Greenville-Spartanburg Airport Sponsors Edge4Vets in South Carolina

Greenville-Spartanburg Airport Sponsors Edge4Vets in South Carolina

Charlie Hall, speaking, at the Edge4Vets workshop.

Our Executive Director Charlie Hall, giving an opening speech, at the workshop.

Veterans listening to Tom Murphy at Edge4Vets on March 29.

Veterans, like our Fellow Henry Vega in the middle of the picture, listening to Tom Murphy.

GSP airport officials, in cooperation with
airport employers, Upstate Warrior
Solution, and local businesses, hosted the
Edge4Vets PILOT workshop on March 29,
2019.

During the ‘Prepare’ segment of the workshop, mentors provided support for about three dozen veterans, invited by our team at Upstate Warrior Solution, as Edge4Vets taught the veterans how to translate their military strengths and prepared them for jobs that can lead to careers at the airport and in the local Upstate business community. In addition to GSP and airport employers, including American Airlines, G-2, Hudson, TSA, Customs and Border Patrol, and other employers, like BMW, Fed Ex, the Spartanburg Chamber, and others, participated in the expansion of this program initiated by Edge4Vets and Airports Council International.

TSA Manager John Wright, counseling veterans.

TSA Manager John Wright counseling a veterans at his table.

During the ‘Connect’ segment of the workshop, veterans got a chance to meet with employers who helped them match their skills and interests to job openings. John Wright, TSA manager, counseled a group of veterans.

Human Resiliency Institute at Fordham University, Gabelli School of Business, started the Edge4Vets program and continues to 0ffer it to airports who wish to host it. Tom Murphy, the director of the Human Resiliency Institute at Fordham University, is the founder of the program. For more information on the program, visit edge4vets.org.