Military | Veteran Placement
Navistar and Hill International have provided me with the opportunity to expand my training as a diesel technician. They offered me hands-on training with highly experienced technicians starting my very first day on the job. This opportunity has given me a sense of relief transitioning into the real world. I know I have the support I need to build a successful career. Getting out of the military is very stressful. There is a lot of uncertainty because you’re moving back home without knowing if you’ll have a job when you get there. The Service Allies program took away that stress and uncertainty and I am very blessed to have had this opportunity.
Tyler West | Marine Corps Veteran, former military diesel technician | Hill International Trucks, LLC
One of the hardest things to find in entry and mid-level technician candidates these days are discipline, commitment to his chosen field as truck technician, and readiness to work. I have not had that issue with my VETFIRST technician candidate Tyler West. Tyler, who will soon reach the end of his Marine Corps commitment, demonstrates those traits instilled in him from his years of Marine training.
In my mind, VETFIRST is a success for several reasons. It matched us with an able and experienced local technician candidate and gave us at Hill International the chance to help a Veteran return to civilian life a productive career. It gave a Veteran the chance to return to his hometown area with career options that match his choice of after military service field of choice.
Joe Mazur | Service Manager | Hill International Trucks, LLC