Capitol Broadcasting and WRAL hosted the 6th Annual Enable America Career Mentoring Day on Tuesday November 18, 2014.
Enable America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing employment for veterans and individuals with disabilities. A total of eight job seekers, including three US Army veterans each with multiple deployments to Iraq/Afghanistan, learned about the broadcasting industry and CBC employment opportunities.
Non-military attendees were referred to the program by Wake Tech Community College, Easter Seals UCP, NC DHHS Division of Services for the Blind, and NC DHHS Vocational Rehabilitation.
WRAL-TV Director/Producer Clarence Williams, also a US Army Veteran, provided an in-depth behind the scenes station tour and overview. Presenters from various CBC divisions included: WRAL-TV VP & GM Steve Hammel, WRAL-FM Program Director Barry Fox, WRAL.com General Manager John Conway, and Microspace Director of Cinema Digital Distribution Curt Tilly.
Each shared an overview of their division and fielded employment-related questions. Corp HR Administrator Van Williams was also on hand for a short Q&A about applying for positions at CBC.
Other CBC military veterans Tony Patterson/WRAL Engineering and Aubrey Wood/WRAL-TV IT also joined the group for lunch to connect with fellow veterans and share their experiences.
At the close of the day’s visit, attendees rated their mentoring day and this unique educational opportunity as excellent and expressed their deep appreciation to CBC/WRAL for this invaluable experience.
Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Loretta Harper-Arnold for this capcom story & to Enable America’s Sandy Moonert for these capcom photos.