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    Veteran's On-the-Job Training Program

    Date: April 28, 2011, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Bobby Davis
    Mercer University
    $10.00 (Members) & $15.00 (Non-members)
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    This program will inform Human Resources professionals about an underutilized benefit that can help veterans and help make their companies employers of choice at no cost.

    The Veteran’s Administration pays veteran GI Bill participants on a scale depending on the amount of time they are enrolled in the program.  Qualifying veterans can receive monthly training benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in addition to their regular salary. This means that they can receive up to $1069.50 a month ($252.75 for Reserve/Guard) tax-free, on top of their regular salary! That's over $13,000 in cash benefits over two years, for training in an OJT or apprenticeship training program.

    This program will outline the steps employers must take for their jobs to qualify for the program and explain the minimal paperwork required.

    Bobby Davis, Program Coordinator, Georgia Department of Veteran’s Service.
    Senior Education and Training Coordinator
    State Approving Agency
    Georgia Department of Veterans Service
    • Originally from Mississippi, Bobby entered the U.S. Navy in July 1981 and retired October 2002 after 21 years of service as an Administrative Department Head.  During his military service he was responsible for administration, personnel, and disbursing functions for units ranging from 300 to 5,000 military and DOD civilian employees.  Bobby has have managed administrative, personnel, and disbursing staffs ranging from 3 to 128 employees.
    • From October 2002 until August 2005 Bobby worked as the Human Resource Manager for the Deputy Commissioner for Information Technology at the Georgia Department of Revenue. Responsible for all HR functions for a 525 employee IT Department.
    • Bobby has been working for the Georgia Department of Veterans Service since September 2005 as an education and training coordinator and as a senior disability claims advocate representing veterans before the Board of Veterans Appeals Federal Judges.  In June 2008, he assumed his current position as a Senior Education and Training Coordinator with the State Approving Agency.  In this capacity, the State Approving Agency is the approval authority for all facilities in the state of Georgia where veterans can use their GI Bill education benefits for such things as a college education, vocational training, on-the-job training, and apprenticeship programs.  The State Approving Agency not only approves each facility in the state but also audits each facility to ensure compliance with Title 38 and Title 10 federal law.  There are over 1,500 approved training establishments in the state of Georgia serving a veteran population of over 900,000 veterans, which generates over 225 million per year in education benefits into the Georgia economy. In this capacity, Bobby speaks to various corporate decision makers, community business leaders, local elected law enforcement officials, local Chamber of Commerce functions, Congressional staff liaisons, Directors of State Agencies, University Presidents, Veterans of Foreign Wars chapters, American Legion chapters, Armed Forces Transition Assistance and Retirement briefings on various military bases throughout the state, job fairs, and National Guard post-deployment functions.
    • Bobby has an MBA in Public Administration from Columbia Southern University and a BS in Organizational Leadership and Development from Mercer University.  He have resided in Georgia since his retirement from the military in 2002.

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