UBM Canon Commemorates Patriot Day with Veteran Focused Presentation

Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs will Speak at Midwest Advanced Manufacturing Expo

Sep 10, 2013, 15:57 ET from UBM Canon

SANTA MONICA, California, September 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Erica Borggren, Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs will present "The Case for Hiring Veterans." The presentation will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 from 1:00pm to 1:30pm at McCormick Place Lakeside in Chicago.

The presentation will give employers an inside look at the benefits of hiring veterans in the manufacturing industry. After serving our country, veterans have high unemployment rates despite their many employable traits. Veterans learn quickly, work hard, respect their coworkers and are positive team members. They also have a GI bill that allows them to train in a new industry, including the manufacturing industry that is struggling to locate trainable and qualified workers.

Borggren will present on the tradeshow floor at UBM Canon's Midwest Advanced Manufacturing Expo. The event will provide Chicago area manufacturers a comprehensive tradeshow and professional development conference. The three day exposition and conference will be held September 10-12, 2013.

Other educational presentations on the expo floor include 3D printing, re-shoring of manufacturing through robotics, a panel of what is new in robotics, and teardowns of products including the new Galaxy S4 and all-new Nexus 7.

Admission to the expo hall including its educational content is free for qualified industry professionals with pre-registration . More information on the tradeshow can be located here.

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 About the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs

The mission of the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs (IDVA) is to empower veterans and their families to thrive.  They assist them in navigating federal, state and local resources and benefits; by providing long-term health care for eligible veterans; and by partnering with other agencies and non-profits to help veterans address education, mental health, housing, employment, and other challenges. IDVA increases opportunities for veteran-owned businesses, institutes standardized training & accreditation programs, launches public-private partnerships, implements performance-based budgeting, and advocates for veterans in a wide range of initiatives. 

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