Redwood City-based tech giant Oracle is inviting local veterans and student veterans to an exclusive job information event at its local offices on April 3.
The event will also feature a private sceening of the veterans' documentary film "High Ground."
During the event, vveterans will learn about The Oracle Injured Veterans Job and Training Program, and opportunities through the nonprofit organization Project Hire.
Emcee Sean D. Tucker of Team Oracle will host the event.
San Leandro resident and High Ground cinematographer John von Seeburg will lead a question-and-answer session with a panel of local veterans following the screening. The veterans include Michael Hutchens, President of the West Valley College Student Veterans Club; and LtCol. Howard Zimmerman, Commander of VFW Post 4103 and an OIF veteran.
A reception and "a chance for veterans to get connected" will round out the event.
"High Ground is the unforgettable documentary about 11 wounded warriors and one Gold Star mother who climb Mt. Lobuche in the Himalayas after war. Along with recounting their wartime experiences, the group finds camaraderie, teamwork, and healing on the journey," Oracle representatives and event organizers said in a press release. "The film reveals the lives of veterans who live with both seen and unseen wounds."
Von Seeburg, also a senior producer at Oracle, went on his own to film the veterans as part of an expedition organized for wounded warriors. The film has won awards at film festivals, and has played at wounded warrior battalions, universities, corporations, in theaters and streamed online. It was produced by Don Hahn ("The Lion King") and directed by three-time Emmy winner and five-time Everest climber Michael Brown.
What: Special screening of the veterans documentary "High Ground" for Bay Area veterans, student veterans and Oracle employees, along with job training and networking information.
When: April 3. Doors open at 2:30 p.m., film at 3 p.m., reception at 5 p.m.
Where: Oracle Conference Center, 350 Oracle Pkwy., Redwood Shores
Why: To get connected with other veterans and learn about career opportunities
Tickets: FREE and only available at: http://HighGroundOracle.Eventbrite.com
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