Hiring Partner Program
Join more than 600 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 and Systems Academy (MSSA) plays a key role in training and funneling a unique pipeline of talented veterans, Reserves, Guard and service members throughout our industry. After 17 weeks of immersive training in MSSA, 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 graduates, who are often mission-oriented, adaptable and instilled with a sense of teamwork aimed at problem-solving.
As a hiring partner for MSSA, 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.
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Gary S. Patton, vice president of military and veterans affairs, CACI International Inc.
Derek Whisenhunt, head of end user computing, Southwest Airlines
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MSSA plays 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 600 companies across industries to help participants begin to build their careers immediately following graduation.
Accessibility, flexibility and more mileage from the GI Bill: Here’s what participants value most about MSSA’s all-virtual, tuition-free formatJun 1, 2021
Recently we conducted a survey of current students to understand how the virtual, tuition-free format is affecting their success in the program. Here are the top benefits we heard.
Deepening our investment in the military community: Why we’re fully funding Microsoft Software and Systems AcademyJan 27, 2021
It’s no small feat to start a new career. In a time of ongoing economic uncertainty and acute societal stressors, attempting to do so can feel downright daunting. For the nearly 200,000 service members who will transition out of the United States military this year, joining the civilian workforce presents a very real, intensified challenge.
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.
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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