NextOp Veterans Receives Donation From Shell

Houston, TX, November 29, 2017– NextOp, Inc. is pleased to announce it has received a generous donation from Shell Oil Company to support multiple programs, including the 2017 Shell Petrochemical Day.

The overall goal and mission of NextOp is to recruit, train and place high-performing military leaders into industry careers, which would not be possible without the assistance received from corporate partners like Shell. The NextOp Employment Program has placed nearly 1,000 veterans into industry careers since launching in March 2015.

With this grant partnership, NextOp Veterans will be able to successfully guide more veterans through their post-military transition and place them into their next career. Shell’s investment will help improve military employment programs and continue the mission to help assist transitioning veterans into all industries, including the energy industry.

The 2017 Shell Petrochemical Industry Day is a unique way to inspire many veterans to look at 2-year educational opportunities that can lead to new careers.

“Shell and its Workforce & Community Strategic Initiatives team have been one of our best partners since we started in 2015. Their commitment as a company to attract, recruit and retain military talent is truly special and should be a best practice across the industry,” stated NextOp Executive Director John Boerstler.

“We are proud to have hosted two successful industry days with Shell and are excited to plan and execute more in the future in both Texas and Louisiana,” he added.

Shell and the Workforce & Community Strategic Initiatives team works to build strong relationships and improve the future of communities. “Shell is proud to provide NextOp with the donation and support to execute programs that educate, empower and attract military service men and women to the energy industry and Shell,” says Scott Ballard, Executive Vice President, Human Resources North America.

About NextOp Veterans

NextOp provides companies with world-class military talent candidates and coaches them on how to be effective and valuable employees. Mentors work with each transitioning veteran to adjust to their new roles and cultivate the necessary skills to excel in new careers. NextOp serves those who have served so many—our hardworking veterans. For more information on the organization’s services, please visit

About Shell Oil Company

Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Royal Dutch Shell plc, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with operations in more than 70 countries. In the U.S., Shell operates in 50 states and employs more than 18,000 people working to help tackle the challenges of the new energy future.

About Shell Workforce and Strategic Community Initiatives

Shell Workforce and Strategic Community Initiatives (WCSI) understand that vibrant and healthy communities benefit everyone. Public health, civic engagement and workforce development are key focus areas for the WCSI Team. Together with national programs and community college partners, WCSI is looking to create economic opportunities, provide relief after natural disasters and increase the impact of volunteerism. For more information, visit and

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