Agility DGS recently hosted the 11th Annual Paralyzed Veterans Golf Open (PVGO) on June 18, 2018 at the Golf Club at Lansdowne, Virginia. The event this year raised an enormous amount of $277,922, bringing the tournament’s fundraising total to more than $4M dollars raised over the course of 11 years.
All proceeds from the PVGO support Paralyzed Veterans of America’s PAVE (Paving Access for Veterans Employment) program, providing free, one-on-one career assistance, benefits counseling, and support to any veteran, transitioning service member, military spouse or caregiver.
This year, business leaders, military and government officials, PAVE program counselors, veterans, families, and caregivers came together to support this important program. Some notable attendees included Medal of Honor Recipient Col. Barney Barnum, Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA), and ABC White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl. PVGO Chairman, Rich Brooks, says: “Our mission is to put veterans back to work. We’re here to serve our nation’s heroes, their caregivers and family members, one veteran at a time.”
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Erica Ajroud, our Talent Acquisition Lead, recently attended the Virginia Transition Assistance Program (VTAP) event at Ft. Belvoir Army Base which was organized by the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) program of which Agility Defense & Government Services is a certified member. The attendance objective was to observe and see how the program’s monthly resume assistance workshops help military members prepare for transitioning out of the military into the civilian workforce.
Erica Ajroud, DGS Talent Acquisition Lead (far left) with the attendees.
One of the presenters was Daniel Mehdi, Program Director for the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Travis Manion Foundation, a non-profit organization that empowers veterans and young people by helping them build on their character and strengths, and fight stigmas by developing relationships through serving the community. Mr. Mehdi gave an inspiring and powerful presentation on resiliency training and positive psychology. He also gave some tips on the overall personal wellbeing and developing post traumatic growth, resiliency and employee-manager engagement.
Representing our company, Erica also gave a brief overview of Agility Defense & Government Services and shared key information that recruiters usually look for in resumes. Several key points that Erica addressed in the presentation included: resume basics, keywords, translating military experience into civilian terms, interviewing, and the onboarding process.
Erica plans to continue her engagement with the V3 and the VTAP programs in 2018, and will participate in their upcoming events along with Tyeisha Hilton, HR Director, and Colleen Knight, HR Generalist at Agility Defense & Government Services.