As a veteran, you have the core skills to succeed anywhere.
Shifting from military to civilian life is challenging. Your service has already instilled the skills and experience you need to build a rewarding career in tech.
Empowering the military community with tech
How do you like to learn?
Ad hoc? On a team? Whether you want to explore, master, or get certified in industry-relevant IT skills, Microsoft’s learning ecosystem supports military members in all stages of learning and levels of commitment.
Microsoft hosts active duty fellows from all branches of service
Fellows gain career enhancing experience while working in an industry environment, and develop skills and expertise that enables their organization to accomplish its goals. Microsoft benefits from engagement with many fellowship programs:
–Training With Industry (TWI)
–Education With Industry (EWI)
–Defense Intelligence Agency
Cadet midshipmen are oftentimes cybersecurity or computer science majors who spend their internship learning about Microsoft technologies that can be applied to a capstone project for their university studies. Internships last from weeks to months based on specific program requirements.
Microsoft Military Affairs serves as POC for military academy internships, as well as Department of Defense (DoD) interns. To learn more about student internships at Microsoft, reach out to your academy or department’s career coordinator.
Transition to tech through SkillBridge or CSP
DoD-approved programs offer career development to service members preparing to transition from active duty to life as a civilian. Microsoft is proud to support transitioning service members in their career transitions.
Learn about SkillBridge as a career enablement tool for transitioning service members, and the opportunities available to you at Microsoft by speaking with your SkillBridge or CSP Coordinator or installation’s transition center.
Microsoft Software and Systems Academy (MSSA)
MSSA provides transitioning service members, Guard, Reserves and veterans—including those with clearance—with critical career skills required for today’s growing technology industry. Our 17-week program provides training for high-demand careers in cloud development or cloud administration. Program graduates have an opportunity to interview for a full-time job at Microsoft or one of our hiring partners. MSSA is a DoD-approved SkillBridge program. Our program credentials can be found by searching “MSSA” on the DoD website
Microsoft also hosts transitioning service members through individualized skilling programs. Transitioning service members interested in pursuing an individualized transition plan should work with the SkillBridge or CSP Coordinator at their base to develop their program, who will work with Microsoft Military Affairs to identify your host team at Microsoft.
Access industry-recognized virtual tech training—around the globe.
Digital training you can keep in your pocket
Start your journey by exploring new technologies, learning paths, modules, and certifications from the Microsoft learning ecosystem.
Explore topics in IT with free virtual learning
Considering tech as a career option? Want to understand what IoT is and why you keep hearing about it? Make yourself comfortable in our digital learning library, where you can get introduced to new topics with approachable learning tools.
Deepen your technical skills on guided virtual learning paths
Explore a topic in-depth through guided paths or learn how to accomplish a specific task through individual modules. Browse all learning options on MS Learn
LinkedIn Learning has training resources—and certifications—on many technical and business topics. Anyone with a premium LinkedIn subscription can access them.
*Transitioning veterans are eligible for 1 year of LinkedIn Premium at no cost. Register to take advantage of learning and certification opportunities.
Dive into an apprenticeship
Apprenticeships provide an opportunity to deepen technical skills with structured on-the-job training. Learn about apprenticeships at Microsoft that appeal to military talent and career switchers seeking to grow in IT.