By Todd Rauch
For the Opelika

Military veterans from the East Alabama Area attended the Inaugural Veterans Employment Workshop at Opelika’s Southern Union State Community College Campus last Friday.
The workshop was hosted by the Heroes Hub of East Alabama which provided veterans 1-on-1 assistance with resume and interview prep and priority interviews with local employers. Southern Union’s Director of Workforce Development Greg Leikvold kicked off the event by introducing the veterans to his highly qualified team, many of them veterans themselves. “If we’ve done our job by the end of the day, our veterans will have an excellent resume, really solid interviewing skills, and a better understanding of the educational opportunities right here at Southern Union,” Leikvold said.
The agenda of the event covered insightful employment topics such as:
• current and future career landscapes
• critical employment skills
• fundamentals of effective resume writing
• practice interview sessions
• career preparation opportunities at SUSCC.
At the end of the day, the purpose of the workshop was to prepare veterans to receive an offer of hire at the upcoming Veterans Hiring fair on March 29.
“We want our veterans to leave here with a direction in mind, which we can then take to businesses and company’s in the area to match them up with the right job,” Leikvold said. “Our goal at the hiring event on March 29 is for veterans to leave with a job, but at the very least we want Veterans to leave with a 2nd interview lined up.”
For more information, call Leikvold at 864-704-6272 or visit the Facebook Heroes Hub of Opelika page.