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Fortis Energy Services was named winner in The Best Outreach Program category for their Fortis 4 Vets hiring initiative at the 14th annual World Oil Awards. Fortis was chosen from an overwhelming number of international entries collected and judged for the 2015 ceremony held in Houston on October 15.
The awards ceremony recognizes and honors the upstream industry’s best innovations and top innovators. Fortis was one of only 18 winners chosen from some of the world’s biggest and brightest companies in the industry.
The Fortis4Vets hiring program is a model veteran employment initiative and a core company value developed by Fortis Energy Services. The hiring strategy was designed to serve veterans and reservists with career development in partnership with the Department of Defense,
“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by World Oil for our Fortis 4 Vets program. The award underscores our commitment to acknowledge the qualifications of the men and women who serve and have served our country by providing good employment opportunities for them,” said Nathan Conway, CEO.
What makes Fortis stand out is their commitment to providing proper training to all its personnel, a very strong commitment to safety and the company’s program to hire and train Veterans. Today approximately 10% of the Fortis workforce is made up of veterans.