The engineering services and technology company has committed to helping veterans transition into the civilian workforce.
Nova Systems has announced it is signing a new partnership contract to expand StoryRight – a niche national training program for Australian veterans exploring job opportunities in the civilian workforce.
In supporting the StoryRight program, facilitated by The Hospital Research Foundation Group, Nova Systems has committed to providing training experience at a series of workshops across the country.
This builds on Nova System’s existing work to facilitate veteran employment.
The company’s recruits include Queensland-based program manager Kyle Stockman, who graduated from the Australian Defence Force Academy before serving for 10 years in the ADF, including a deployment to Iraq in 2017.
Other recruits include Adelaide-based people officer Alex Forman, who served over 10 years in the Royal Australian Navy on HMAS Tobruk, HMAS Kanimbla, HMAS Darwin and HMAS Toowoomba.
“StoryRight is an incredible one-day course as it empowers veterans to translate military lingo, skills and experiences into a language recruiters and civilian employers can understand – providing our ex-service men and women with the tools to communicate the true value and knowledge they bring to the workforce,” Forman said.
The Hospital Research Foundation Group CEO Paul Flynn welcomed initiatives like StoryRight, which was founded in 2007.
“MESHA works closely with current and former military and emergency service personnel and their families to conduct world-class research and provide services that reduces health risks and promotes early intervention and wellbeing,” Flynn said.
“We are delighted to be partnering with an organisation clearly committed to optimising and sustaining the mental health and wellbeing of current and former serving members of the defence force and emergency services.
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“More than 250 ex-service personnel have participated in the program, and with Nova Systems’ generous support, it will enable this popular and proven program to expand and help even more people and their families.”
Nova Systems CEO Jim McDowell reflected on the company’s support for the veteran community, which also includes membership of the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program.
“New starters from the defence force are offered professional development as the business provides a safe harbour for veteran mentoring and provides bespoke policies and services that support our veteran community,” he said.