Our country’s veterans make up a huge pool of talent that is often overlooked and underutilized. Our team has seen this first-hand and has made a commitment to create opportunities for veterans as part of the Workforce Connections mission.
Setting veterans up for true success goes beyond a job connection. Our Veteran Connection team is equipped with resources to help transitioning vets understand and access their benefits, help connect them with communities and introduce them to opportunities with companies who not only see their value, but are also ready to leverage it. Are you one of those companies? We’d love to connect!
Captain Michael Hurtado brings invaluable perspective and experience to Workforce Connections’ Veterans Affairs team and is passionate about connecting and supporting fellow veterans seeking new career opportunities.
A 15-year Army veteran and graduate of University of South Carolina, Michael left the service on medical retirement while overcoming a service-related disability. He then stepped into a co-ownership role for a construction company with his father. Michael later followed a calling and after pursuing EMT, Fire Academy and Paramedic training, became a certified EMT and firefighter. He has worked for Abbott EMS as well as the Pediatric Transport team for St. Louis Children’s Hospital and is currently working at the Berkeley Fire Department. In 2019, Michael was promoted to Captain of the Berkeley Fire Department and continues to be passionate about community initiatives and lifting up fellow veterans and first-responders.