Strategic Partnerships

In the coming years, tens of thousands of members of the military will be transitioning to civilian life as the U.S. armed forces draw down troop levels. At the same time, the tech industry worries that a shortfall of high school and college graduates with qualifications in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields will make it hard to fill the positions businesses need to innovate in the future. By training service members in the technical skills they will need to step into vital IT positions, the technology industry is not just honoring the contributions of our armed forces, we’re also benefiting from the problem-solving and leadership skills service members have gained during their military careers. Microsoft partners with numerous tech industry leaders to offer training, mentorship and employment opportunities.