Making the transition from combat to civilian life isn’t easy. In an effort to help service members ease back into the work world, Microsoft is planning to donate $2 million in cash and up to $6 million in software to veterans and other eligible organizations.
Datamation takes a look at Microsoft’s program to equip the veterans with software and IT skills.
Microsoft has begun an initiative aimed at helping returning vets get the training and technology skills they need to find jobs and settle back into society.
To kick the initiative off, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) said Monday that it is donating $2 million in cash and as much as another $6 million in software to the project over the next two years.
“Through a competitive funding process, Microsoft will award cash, software and other resources to eligible organizations, including veterans’ service organizations, work force agencies, community colleges and other nonprofit organizations,” the company said.
The initiative aims to establish a coalition of public, non-profit, and private organizations with the goal of helping veterans and their spouses gain the skills and certifications needed for jobs in a 21st century work force.