SLATE Presents Information Technology Employment Assistance Seminar for Veterans

Military veterans struggling with employment barriers will get help from IT industry and veterans affairs experts.

November 5, 2013 | 2 min reading time

This article is 9 years old. It was published on November 5, 2013.

The St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE), along with the Missouri Division of Workforce Development (DWD) Veteran Programs in partnership with Ameren Missouri and the Center for the Application of Information Technology (CAIT) at Washington University in St. Louis, will conduct an Information Technology (IT) Industry Series Seminar for Veterans. The seminar will address employment issues specific to military personnel and their families after they return from military duty and re-enter the civilian job market.

In addition to exceptional leadership skills and a heightened sense of responsibility, many veterans have extensive experience and knowledge of IT skills that are in demand by civilian industries such as: aerospace and defense, energy and utilities, pharmaceutical, biomedical, health care, transportation and logistics, education, retail, financial services and insurance, to name just a few. 

The IT Seminar is a unique opportunity to help veterans understand the best way to market to and use their valuable IT skills with civilian employers, to learn successful job search strategies and network with industry representatives. The event will take place Thursday, November 7, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the CAIT facility at Washington University. 

Representatives from Ameren, a recognized leader in hiring military veterans, will share the company’s on-going effort to connect with former U.S. military personnel and find highly-qualified, motivated individuals to fill key positions. They will specifically discuss career opportunities currently available to IT specialists. 

In addition, CAIT representatives will answer educational questions, detailing the technical training, professional development and certification available to all veterans through Washington University that allows veterans to upgrade their IT skills and advance their careers. 

Along with Ameren, local employers will be represented through Technology Partners Inc., a national company headquartered in Chesterfield, Missouri and specialized in providing IT solutions and resources to many Fortune 1,000 companies. They will inform veterans about diverse career opportunities, IT consulting options and market trends affecting technology professionals. 

This invitation-only event is provided by the Work-Ready Employment Assistance Program (WREAP) and is designed to help Veterans overcome barriers and rapidly and successfully pursue a civilian career. To request an invitation and for location information, please email your resume to Frank Alaniz, Missouri Regional Workforce Liaison and WREAP Developer and Facilitator, at

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