The Merrill Institute Featured on Military Makeover: Operation Career Airing on Lifetime TV

The Merrill Institute will be featured on Military Makeover: Operation Career airing on Lifetime TV. The episode airs on December 29 and will include interviews with Merrill Institute Director Jason North, as well as graduates Rayann Crum and Kellen Ritter.

This special edition of Military Makeover focuses on veterans transitioning from military service to civilian life and the organizations that support them through employment and education. Rayann is a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a welder at the Institute’s parent company, MERRILL Technologies Group. Kellen is a U.S. Army Veteran and fabricator at MERRILL.

“The Merrill Institute prides itself on supporting Veterans and providing them with the skills to find work in high-demand welding and fabrication careers,” said Jason North, Merrill Institute Director. “This is an incredible opportunity for Rayann and Kellen to share their stories and to showcase what we have to offer at the Merrill Institute.”

The episode will air at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, December 29, and Thursday, January 4.

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