CBC executives meet with a group of disabled veterans to teach them about careers in media & engineering.
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November is designated “Disabled Veterans Employment Mentoring Month” and CBC’s management team immediately jumped at the chance to participate through Enable America. Along with Capitol Broadcasting Company, a number of Triangle area businesses including, Progress Energy, LexisNexis and IBM proudly took part.
The participants were treated to a blue-ribbon panel of CBC professionals who provided them a behind-the-scene review of the various Capitol Broadcasting enterprises and talked to them about job opportunities.
The panel consisted of WRAL-TV VP & General Manager Steve Hammel, Capitol Sports VP George Habel, Microspace Sr. System Engineer Mike Mintz, American Tobacco Property Manager James Farmer, WRAL-FM Program Director Barry Fox, Corporate HR VP Angie Emerline, and Corporate/WRAL Community Affairs Manager Loretta Harper-Arnold,.
The attendees were given a virtual tour of the various divisions in the workshop (an actual tour of WRAL-TV) using PowerPoint, handouts and Q&A.
Sandy Moonert, Program Manager for Enable America, Inc. who coordinate the event stated, “ Thank you again for excellent exchange and introduction to WRAL for the Enable America Disabled Veterans. Everyone was so impressed with the entire operation and multitude of business interest…and opportunities. We sincerely appreciate all the time dedicated the program by you and your Management team. All of our mentees commented on what a productive day it was for them.”
he event concluded with lunch and a chance for the participants to ask further questions, and fellowship with the CBC presenters. WRAL-TV Engineer Tony Patterson (himself a disabled veteran) joined the group for the meal and was able to give them his experiences here at CBC.
“The questions and interest this group showed was terrific,” said Hammel. “One of the veterans as he was leaving told us ‘someday I’m going to work here!’ Not only do I think the veterans felt good about their visit and tour, but I believe all of us representing CBC felt very good about having these impressive veterans here.”
Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Clarence Williams for this capcom story & to WRAL-TV’s Shelly Leslie for this capcom story.