Veterans, transitioning members, and spouses attending the third annual National Transition exChange (NTE) on Sept. 15 will have an up-close look at Canada Company’s newest innovative app, METPathfinder.
MetPathfinder is set to revolutionize how MET and METSpouse members can find new and rewarding careers.
The first of its kind in Canada, the app will match client profiles instantly with matching jobs.
“Basically we’re launching a dating employment app or a match.com, if you will, to connect military talent and business careers to an application. So, it’s really innovative, really leading edge, and it’s a real time connection for military members, veterans, and spouses to create a profile and get immediately connected to business leaders and jobs that are across Canada, and exclusively on the site for them. It’s a really big deal,” said Angela Mondou, Canada Company President.
METPathfinder will allow users to access learning opportunities, online modules, a step by step guide on the transition process and tips on writing resumes and how to dress for interviews. Members can then upload their profile and get immediate feedback of potential matches from thousands of jobs online specifically looking for those part of the military community.
The app also generates an “automatic business profile,” which takes a member’s military experience and training and translates it to business skills.
“That’s pretty darn powerful. It’s a very powerful tool to bring a multitude of opportunities to the table for our members, veterans, and spouses,” added Mondou.
The idea stemmed from a meeting Canada Company had with the Director General of Employment Services a number of years ago.
“Between his open mind and our innovative thinking, we were able to put together a proposal that got accepted by employment services for one million dollars and that million dollars has led to the development of this, really what I call, a triple p partnership. It’s a partnership between public, price and non-profit to build something that will be good for all of Canada,” explained Mondou.
A hard launch of the app will take place on Sept. 15 and veterans, members, spouses and business leaders alike will have a chance
to learn more about the app, take part in educational labs and witness demos that will showcase the benefits of METPathfinder.
Along with the launch of METPathfinder, this year’s NTE will also include a morning session of symposiums and an afternoon Career Connect.
The morning educational symposiums include topics such as “Ask the Sector Experts” which will feature a panel of business leaders and HR leaders to give attendees an insight of what various industries are like and why they are looking for military members. The session is also followed by a Q&A.
“The morning is really focused on educating and enabling our members that are participating at the event, as well as our employer partners,” noted Mondou.
This year’s Career Connect will feature approximately 75 companies and transition service providers.
According to Mondou, members of the military community looking for private jobs should not miss out on this year’s NTE. This event is free for military personnel, veterans, and military spouses.
“This is a highly credible annual event that brings literally 75 or more businesses and companies from across the nation that want to hire military talent.
“Secondly, this app, which is going to be accessible to any military veteran or spouse, is being launched here. It’s new, it’s innovative, it’s powerful. This is the place to be if you’re considering, or in the midst of transition, to find out anything or everything in terms of data, online programs, this particular application, and the companies that are really out there to help the members transition,” said Mondou.
The National Transition exChange will take place on Sept. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Ottawa area at the Hilton Lac Leamy in Gatineau, QC.
To register visit the Canada Company website .