Veterans Corporate Technology Day Connects Veterans to Meaningful Careers

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Veterans Corporate Technology Day Connects Veterans to Meaningful Careers

by Austin Belisle

On 4 Cisco campuses, veterans learned about Cisco’s efforts to help them find meaningful careers after returning from active duty

Cisco volunteers showed off exciting projects to veterans, inspiring them to put the skills they learned in the military to use in the civilian workplace

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Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 4:30pm

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After returning to the United States, the transition from battlefield to civilian workplace can be difficult for veterans. Many have a hard time translating their leadership skills and military experience to something that will resonate with hiring managers.

One of Cisco’s priorities is to make that transition easier. By the end of FY2015, we plan to connect 7,000 U.S. military veterans to ICT training, credentials, and job opportunities through different programs and initiatives.

Cisco employees also get involved in our efforts to support military veterans – one of those ways is by organizing annual Veterans Corporate Technology Day (VCTD) at several Cisco campuses. This year, more than 194 veterans attended VCTD at Cisco campuses in California, North Carolina, Colorado, and Texas on November 20, where they learned more about careers and opportunities in the technology field.

The event connected veterans with over 25 Cisco volunteers, who shared personal transition stories and highlighted Cisco’s veterans program.  Veterans left knowing that tools like Cisco Networking Academy courses and the Future’s U.S. Military Pipeline can bring them closer to building their IT skills and finding careers after serving their country.

Cisco also received the “Statement of Support” award from the United States Secretary of Defense in recognition of our veteran hiring efforts.

Find out how Cisco is helping put U.S. veterans to work by reading about Warren and David Neal on our CSR website.

Keywords: Diversity & Inclusion | Cisco | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Social Impact & Volunteering | Veterans

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