Veterans, as well as their family members, are valuable members of our workforce who have in-demand skills that are strengthened and enhanced by their experiences with military service. They are trained to think on their feet and help build more diverse and inclusive work environments. Yet a large portion are unemployed or underemployed, leaving talent pools untapped and military families struggling upon return from service. The SHRM Foundation, in conjunction with our partners and investors has developed the Veterans at Work initiative to provide HR professionals, people managers, and business leaders with the educational content and resources to learn best practices for attracting, hiring, and retaining veterans and military spouses.
About Ken Harrison
Ken is currently an Academic Program Manager for Georgia Institute of Technology’s (GA TECH) Department of Professional Education-Savannah Campus. He manages the Veterans Education Training and Transition (VET²) Program which offers a one-of-a-kind training and employment initiative for active-duty service members and veterans. Working with regional workforce boards around the state the VET² program supports professional education at no cost to service members. The program provides resume writing and interview skills, military to civilian transition training, Lean Six Sigma, Project Management and Supply Chain and Logistics certifications. VET² also partners with industry to give transitioning service members the best possible opportunity to secure employment. Prior to joining GA TECH Ken spent several years working in retail, warehouse, and logistics management. Ken is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps serving over 26 years in both active and reserve assignments.
Ken has earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Buffalo State College, a master’s degree in Business Administration from Florida Metropolitan University, a master’s degree in Adult Education and Community Leadership from Georgia Southern University, and a post-graduate degree in Educational Leadership from Liberty University.