Resource Day to showcase APG services
October 24, 2013
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - If you'd like a one-stop shop for job assistance, education and health and wellness, the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center is the place to be Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Team APG is hosting the installation's inaugural APG Resource Showcase Day at the center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event will promote services on post and throughout the community that are available to APG civilians, contractors, service members, Families and veterans.
"Attendees will be pleased to see such a wide variety of programs, everything from job assistance to employers that are hiring and entrepreneur programs to college degrees, professional development and physical and mental well being," said DPTMS Operations Specialist and one of the event's coordinators, Bill Babauta. "This is a holistic approach to wellness, employment and education."
Babauta said the idea for the Resource Showcase grew out of the garrison's desire to consolidate multiple events on one day to make it more convenient for community members to attend.
Units and organizations are encouraged to afford their employees an opportunity to take advantage of what this event has to offer.
Attendees can visit the information booths and interact with subject matter experts from more than 30 vendors, "and not just APG vendors," said Babauta. "There will also be county and state resources there to make sure we're offering the best of what's available from the entire area."
There will also be a workshop presented by Maryland non-profit Startup Partners Incorporated (SPI) about its Veterans Entrepreneur Program from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. SPI will present "Starting and Growing Your Own Business," a short course that introduces attendees to the full business cycle, from opportunity identification to customer delivery and beyond.
Topics will include product and service opportunities, current and future trends, and the actual steps to start and growing a business. SPI will also provide information on its Veterans Entrepreneur Program.
Food and beverages will be available to purchase.
For more information, contact Babauta at 410-278-5228.
Employment reps include:
DLLR, Division of Workforce Development & Adult Learning
Maryland Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (MD ESGR)
Customs and Border Protection
Education Reps include:
Health & Wellness and other reps include:
Public Health nurses with Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic
Army Wellness Center
APG Federal Credit Union
Department of Health
Maryland's Commitment to Veterans/Resource Center