Two Vermont organizations are joining forces to give veterans and those in the armed forces a chance to further their career paths outside of the military

Two Vermont organizations are joining forces to give veterans and those in the armed forces a chance to further their career paths outside of the military. “We’re starting it now, but we believe it’s going to really carry through to the future,” said John Lafreniere, Deputy Director of Engineering Operations at GlobalFoundries said. Essex junction based GlobalFoundries and the Vermont Army National Guard have established the Partnership for Your Success program (PaYS). It allows soldiers to cultivate relationships with businesses and encourages business owners to look to the army as a recruiting source. Through this collaboration, Lafreniere says reliable soldiers can prepare for a career after the army. “They understand leadership, they understand the communication to do that job,” he said. “They’re also bringing a set of technical skills with them or work related skills. But they’re bringing those soft skills that make them good employees for us.”