(Press Release) – DeviceTalks is proud to announce today a partnership with MVPvets, a not-for-profit group that assists and prepares transitioning military veterans for meaningful employment in life science companies.
Piloted in 2012 as a collaborative venture with multiple medical device firms such as Abiomed, Johnson & Johnson and AdvaMed, a trade association for the medical device industry, MVPvets served as a focused approach to mitigate the high veteran unemployment rate. Following its success at the AdvaMed/MedTech Conferences in 2012-2013, MVPvets incorporated as the life sciences industry’s exclusive veteran not-for-profit in 2014. Its mission is to connect transitioning veterans with industry mentors and employers through one-on-one mentoring, online learning, job matching, and on-the-ground career building endeavors.
“Our Nation’s student veterans and veterans serve with a purpose, are mission focused and committed to a culture of service to others. When you combine those innate characteristics with soft skills forged through the crucible of military training, you find a talent pipeline that’s always ready and enthusiastic to join an industry with equally as congruent meaning & purpose to that which they had in uniform,” said MVPvets CEO, Colonel Jayson C. Gilberti USA (Retired). “Connecting veterans with industry mentors is at our core and what our live, constructive and virtual transition strategy aims to achieve. We’re grateful to the hundreds of industry mentors and our corporate partners for their volunteer efforts and social giving the past five years. We look forward to strengthening our life science partnerships and expanding our presence across academic institutions and military installations in 2019 & beyond.”
MVPvets has organized a veteran’s career workshop to be held at DeviceTalks Boston on June 6 at the Seaport World Trade Center. Attendees will learn how military skills transfer into the medical device industry and become partnered with a life science industry mentor.
“We are so honored to host MVPvets on the 75th anniversary of D-Day,” said DeviceTalks program manager Sarah Faulkner. “This group has such an important mission and we are inspired by their passion. We look forward to offering a veterans career workshop at DeviceTalks Boston in partnership with MVPvets.”
Recruiting from the best of Boston’s medtech ecosystem, DeviceTalks Boston highlights speakers who will explore how to build better devices and better companies. To register, visit www.boston.devicetalks.com.
DeviceTalks is an educational forum bringing together engineering, product development and commercialization professionals to share the challenges and best practices of getting medical devices to the market. The program takes place annually in Boston, Minnesota and California. DeviceTalks is hosted by MassDevice.com, the online journal of record for the medical device industry, which provides hour-to-hour coverage of the devices that save lives. More information at DeviceTalks.com