Success Stories

Success Stories

Shawn Wilson

As Veteran

Shawn is an Army Veteran and was deployed to Iraq in 2009 to support the operation ‘Iraqi Freedom’. Shawn served on hundreds of missions while in Iraq and was decorated for his efforts.

Shawn also served as a State Executive Director for Disabled American Veterans Department of Michigan (MIDAV). He also created a 501(c) (3) for the first time in near 100 year history of MIDAV.

How NDC helped

Shawn Wilson, a former veteran approached NDC for guidance in career shift to a civilian work life. NDC nurtured and educated him to seek and learn new approach towards civilian work life. With specialised NDC programs our goal was to educate Shawn Wilson through various programs and interactive approach to ensure that he is ‘Job Ready’.

Successful Transitions

Currently Shawn Wilson is serving as Director of Programs and Veteran Benefit Advisor for Board of Directors at NDC. He applies his wide range of experience and expertise in promoting and marketing the NDC while adding further knowledge of the changing veteran landscape locally and throughout the state of Michigan.

Sarah Jackson

As Veteran

Sarah Jackson was a Blackhawk Maintainer in Louisiana Army National Guard. She was a tour overseas in support of Operation named ‘Iraqi Freedom’ with a degree in Industrial Engineering.

How NDC helped

NDC contacted Sarah to understand her skill set and capabilities. Michael Zimnicki Jr (Director of Development, NDC) and NDC got involved, in helping, training and educating Sarah in her Job search. Michael onboarded Sarah in Federal Mogul and connected her with one of their leadership programs that could benefit from Sarah’s military history. Sarah was really impressed with NDC team on how we were able to clearly understand her skills and requirements.

Successful Transitions

With NDC’s support and guidance, Sarah successfully transitioned to civilian work life. Sarah moved to South Bend, Indiana and working now in a manufacturing facility fabricating pistons for small gasoline engines as a Manufacturing Engineer and she loves every day of it.

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