The U.S. Army and Hertrich Family of Dealerships Inc. are scheduled to sign a partnership agreement at 6 p.m. Sept. 27 at Hertrich Ford Lincoln of Milford, 1427 Bay Road, as part of the U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success program.

The PaYS Program is a strategic partnership between the Army and a cross section of private industry, academia and state and local public institutes. The U.S. Army PaYS Program guarantees soldiers a job interview and possible employment after their service in the Army. The PaYS Program provides America’s youth with the opportunity to simultaneously serve their country and prepare for their future.

The program is designed to help soldiers prepare for a career after the Army by connecting them with employers who understand the skills, discipline and work ethic that military service members bring to a business. This program is part of a long-term U.S. Army effort to help soldiers forge professional relationships with businesses and encourage business owners to look to the Army as a reliable recruiting source. Since PaYS began in 2000, more than 700 employers have partnered with the program.

The Hertrich and Army PaYs signing ceremony will take place during the annual Hertrich Military Appreciation Event where Hertrich will also present USO Delaware with the snack items they collected as part of their Snack Pack the Truck campaign and honor their own employees who are veterans as part of their Hertrich Hires Heroes Campaign, a commitment to hire 500 veterans and their families in five years.

For more, call 839-0500, ext. 1121.