ABOUT PROJECT RELO
Military veterans have valuable and unique skill sets that bring immediate and long-lasting value to organizations; however, many veterans fail to effectively translate those military skills into corporate skills when applying for quality jobs once their military service concludes. Likewise, few corporate leaders fully understand how to leverage mission and mission support skills to increase productivity, profitability, competitiveness, and desired culture.
Project RELO, established in 2016, is a not-for-profit organization focused on improving the quality and number of jobs being made available to veterans by:
- Educating corporate leaders on the value veterans can bring to their organization
- Working side-by-side with hiring managers to ensure successful on-boarding
- Helping veterans translate military skill sets into corporate value
- Working side-by-side with newly hired veterans to ensure a successful transition and a lasting career.
The current and former military instructors provide keen insight into the hard and soft skills that so many of our veterans possess. Yet in the process of instruction and demonstration of these skills and their highly tuned leadership skills, they will build the network and relationships with exactly the people they are instructing.
These same veterans are those that are looking at successfully ending their service to our great nation, and begin a new chapter of their lives working for the executive participants they are training.
There is no better job interview than a Project RELO Mission.
I am eternally grateful for this experience and for those whom I had the pleasure of meeting. I look forward to helping Project RELO increase their visibility and presence across the country.
Executive participants receive the most immersive, and best leadership training available anywhere. Period.
They also learn through observation and demonstration the quality and character of our veterans and come to understand and appreciate that our former military members possess the skills so necessary in today’s workforce.
And if that isn’t enough, consider that the once-in-a-lifetime experiences shared by participants during a Project RELO mission, which builds high functioning teams and relationships at light speed.
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Project RELO is able to serve veterans free of charge due to the financial support we receive from public and private donations. These donations assist us in sustaining our work to educate business leaders on the value and advantages of veteran talent. We do not receive any government funding. To continue our commitment to accountability and 100% transparency, we provide financial statements, and other documents for public view here.
Project RELO is one of the highest rated veteran non-profit organizations having earned the GuidStar Platinum Seal of Transparency, a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity with an A+ Rating, and a five star charity on GreatNonProfits.com.
You have questions, we have answers
What do I need to pack?
With the weather constantly changing in northern Michigan, we provide numerous packing lists to accommodate each person. There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad gear. When you enlist on a mission, you will be provided with a packing list. If you forget something, we always have extra gear to issue.
Are the missions physical?
While there is a level of physicality on the missions, there is no physical requirement. We have controls in place for everybody of every physical level. Whether you run marathons or you just retired from your second career, you will be able to complete a Project RELO mission
Where are the missions conducted?
A majority of the missions are conducted on Camp Grayling in Grayling, MI. There are times when the missions are at other bases, so keep a look out on our Situation Report page.
Can I bring my entire team?
Absolutely!!! What better way to do professional development and team building than to accomplish a military style mission as one!
What is the typical time commitment for a mission?
Project RELO missions are 72 hours in length. The way it is broken down is that day zero is a travel day and we ask that you arrive no later than 1700 hrs (5:00pm) EST that day where lodging is provided. You will then spend two nights in the field, and will depart around 1200 hrs EST on day 3.
I am ready to join a mission, How do I do that?
This is an easy answer. Click on this link JOIN A MISSION and fill out the information. We will receive, review and call you back to discuss the exact details of the next mission you are to attend. It’s that easy.
What exactly do we do on a mission?
Well if we told you, then we’d have to… Wait that comment doesn’t work here. We don’t want to spoil the surprise! Besides, no two missions are alike! You’ll just have to enlist and find out!
I don’t have time to come on a mission, but still want to hire veterans. Can I still be involved in Project RELO?
Absolutely! Although we would love for you to join us and join our family, we understand time constraints and obligations. If you want to be part of the mission, but can’t physically be there, we have you covered. Just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will take care of you!
I’m a vegetarian. Are there options to eat for me?
Yes. Prior to every mission, we conduct detailed orientations that capture any dietary restrictions, medical concerns, etc. We adjust our menu accordingly based on people’s restrictions.