Olivia Moe

Managing Editor

Lorain County Community College and the Northeast Ohio Veterans (NEOVETS) organization will host a free Certified Military Talent Employer (CMTE) Application workshop on May 20, at 9 am in the John A. Spitzer Conference Center. The workshop will give local businesses a hands-on assistance to complete and submit an application for CMTE certification, one of the first programs of its kind in the nation

The main goal of the workshop and conference will be to cover the best practices to use when recruiting veteran job seekers. CMTE signals to veteran job seekers that the employer welcomes and understands them, providing employers a competitive edge in recruiting top-quality talent to their business.

The audience-driven educational and training conference will include sessions on topics such as military branches; rank and training; compensation and benefits; case studies and best practices; legal concerns, and introduction of the “Certified Military Talent Employer” certification process.

NEOVETS is a volunteer group of Northeast Ohio industry, healthcare, education, banking, technology, retail and other businesses that value veterans returning to NEO and want to retain them through assisting with employment, education, housing, healthcare and other needs they may have that will cause them to stay, live and work in northeast Ohio.

Another CMTE conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, May 27 at Lakeland Community College.

Registration for the event is available online at www.neovets.org/upcomingevents. For more information about the workshop or conference, call NEOVETS at (440) 521-1137. They are also available on Facebook at “Neoveterans”, Twitter at @neoveterans, and LinkedIn at ‘neoveterans’.