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June 28, 2006
Oregon National Guard to recognize Platt Electric for Employer Excellence Award
 
The Oregon National Guard's Career Transition Assistance Program will recognize Platt Electric, of Beaverton, on Thursday, June 29 with the Employer Award of Excellence for assisting many Soldiers with civilian employment opportunities. Platt Electric will also be awarded with the Above and Beyond Award from the Employer Support of Guard and Reserve.
 
Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, Adjutant General, will present the awards to Harvey Platt, CEO, and Jim Sleeman, Vice President of recruiting, at 2:00 p.m. in room 236 at the Oregon Military Department, 1776 Militia Way SE, in Salem.
 
Platt Electric has hired 31 Oregon National Guard members and currently has four more in the hiring process through the CTAP program. They have participated in all six of the career fairs that the CTAP program has held throughout the state.
 
"Platt Electric has attended and participated in every career fair that we have put on, no matter where it was and regardless of the amount of notice," said Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Maas, program manager for CTAP.
 
The Career Transition Assistance Program assists Soldiers and Airmen seeking employment by connecting them with employers who are hiring throughout the state. The CTAP database has compiled nearly 130 employers who are seeking to employ Oregon National Guard Soldiers and Airmen. Oregon is the first and only state to develop employment and reintegration programs to assist National Guard members with the transition back into civilian life after returning from deployments.
 
For more information on Oregon National Guard Post Deployment Assistance services visit
 www.orng-vet.org
 
 
 
Contact:
 
Oregon National Guard Public Affairs Office
503-584-3917
 
Kay Fristad
503-584-3917
cell 503-931-5179
 
Capt Mike Braibish
503-584-3886,
cell 503-932-5805