Many veterans coming back from deployment face unemployment as they transition from active duty into civilian life. Meanwhile, there are many vacancies in the health care field.
Irving-based ImPowerQ Associates, a management consulting firm with experience in the health care industry and talent development, wants to alleviate both issues with its new Heroes to Healthcare Initiative.
The purpose of the program is to help veterans transition from active duty by providing them with industry approved training for local, in-demand jobs in health care. While veterans are being geared toward meaningful careers, health care organizations can fill vacancies.
Armed with assistance from leading health care employers, the American Academy for Physician Coders, and U.S. Department of Labor, ImPowerQ will begin its H2H program in early 2018, in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
In advance of the launch, ImPowerQ is gathering North Texas health care leaders in a summit Wednesday at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum to discuss employment opportunities for veterans.
The firm decided to start the program in DFW because of the area’s underemployment rates for health care experienced veterans, strong public-private support for veteran initiatives, and the expected rise in the veteran population, according to a release.
“This new initiative is one way in which we can do a great thing for our country while doing great things in business by ‘impowering’ our health care experienced veterans with the resources they need to obtain meaningful employment while also providing the healthcare industry with much needed high-quality talent,” said Dave Gregorio, ImPowerQ’s co-founder and director of social impact, in a release.
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