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.
Student Veterans of America (SVA)
The mission of SVA is to provide our nation’s military veterans with the resources, support and advocacy needed to succeed in post-service life through higher education and professional development. SVA is committed to ensuring that every generation of veterans has the opportunity to earn a college degree and continue to contribute to their communities and the nation.
National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)
NCWIT works to correct the imbalance of gender diversity in technology and computing because gender diversity positively correlates with a larger workforce, better innovation and increased business performance. Increasing the number of women in technology and computing also has the potential to improve the design of products and services to better serve a more diverse population and to increase economic and social well-being by providing more women with stable and lucrative careers.
Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. The organization’s efforts include chapter and community programs, the Veteran Ambassador Program, Veteran Athletic Camps and the Leadership Development Program.
In addition to Microsoft, a multitude of technology companies have hired MSSA grads. Strategic partners that have hired our grads include 343 Industries, Accenture, Amazon, Apple, Avanade, BAE Systems, Bastian Solutions, Capgemini, CenturyLink, Expedia, Fitness International, Georgetown Rail Equipment, Paramount Pictures, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Staples, Symetra, Tokyo Electron and Wycom.
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