Hiring Partner Program
Join more than 500 industry-leading companies that support skilled members of the military community in their transition to technology careers.
Hiring managers at some of the world’s most prominent companies are now tasked with bringing in the savviest and most skillful talent to help empower their teams, stay ahead of customer expectations, and build brand loyalty with modern technology and IT solutions.
Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA) and Military Spouse Technology Academy (MSTA) play a key role in training and funneling a unique pipeline of such talent from the veteran and military community—veterans, service members and their spouses—throughout our industry. After 18 weeks of immersive training in MSSA and 22 weeks in MSTA, graduates emerge ready to enter the workforce and build meaningful careers in technology.
Our hiring partner program is a group of companies committed to hiring MSSA and MSTA graduates, who are often mission-oriented, adaptable and instilled with a sense of teamwork aimed at problem-solving.
As a hiring partner for MSSA and MSTA, your company gains access to candidates with the drive, discipline, training and capabilities to succeed in our fast-paced, increasingly digital world. Since MSSA launched in 2013, more than 90% of graduates hired by Microsoft have stayed on the job two years and longer.
active security clearances
access to uniquely skilled talent pool
Gary S. Patton, vice president of military and veterans affairs, CACI International Inc.
Derek Whisenhunt, head of end user computing, Southwest Airlines
Join Other Industry Leaders
MSSA and MSTA play an important role in addressing both the veteran community’s employment gap and the critical skills gap impacting the technology field. That’s why we partner with more than 500 companies across industries to help participants begin to build their careers immediately following graduation.
Why mentors are pillars of MSSA—and essential to helping students succeedJun 29, 2020
Mentorship has always been a pillar of MSSA because we know how important it is to take a holistic approach to supporting members of the military transitioning to the civilian workforce.
Microsoft Software and Systems Academy transitions to virtual instruction during COVID-19 outbreakMar 24, 2020
Microsoft is committed to the safety and health of our Microsoft Software and Systems Academy (MSSA) students, staff members, partners and community.
New data shows a promising change in perceptions toward hiring veterans. That’s worth celebrating.Nov 11, 2019
Microsoft Military Affairs worked with YouGov on a nationwide survey, which uncovered some very interesting insights and shows how attitudes have evolved when it comes to hiring veterans,
Microsoft Software & Systems Academy celebrates 500-company hiring milestoneJul 11, 2019
Microsoft Software and Systems Academy (MSSA) reaches a major program milestone: More than 500 companies have now hired graduates from the program.
Military Spouse Technology Academy readies for cohorts in Tacoma and San Antonio this fallMay 8, 2019
Today we’re announcing the second phase of the Military Spouse Technology Academy (MSTA), which trains military spouses in technical and soft skills that equip them for careers in the technology industry.
Former Army paratrooper lands at Kronos, celebrates community thanks to Microsoft Software & Systems AcademyJun 27, 2018
To Ashish Singh, your network matters. More specifically, your support network.
Air Force veteran enjoys “flawless transition” to Oracle after Microsoft Software & Systems AcademyMay 24, 2018
For Tom Furnier, the path to a technology career has been as unpredictable as it has been rewarding. After all, his brother was always “the computer science guy” of the family. And everyone else, it seemed, was destined for military service.
MSSA helps Marine find camaraderie and support at FacebookFeb 27, 2018
Gary Lehman has always been interested in the life of a warrior—not just the tactics, but also the mindset. In high school, he studied Aikido and delved into its philosophy and underlying principles. Around that time, his father gave him a copy of Jarhead, Anthony Swofford’s firsthand account of the Persian Gulf War. Reading it […]
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