Redmond, WA -- Just in time for Military Family Month, Microsoft is out with a new YouGov survey of how hiring managers feel about selecting military veterans for technology careers.
Chris Cortez, the Vice President of Military Affairs at Microsoft, says their feelings are more positive now.
The survey found, “87% of hiring managers say corporate-sponsored IT reskilling programs like MSSA are more valuable than traditional college paths for bringing veterans into technology careers.”
Cortez says Microsoft's Software and Systems Academy helps military veterans train for family-wage tech careers.“We know firsthand that every veteran’s career path is unique. A four-year degree may be ideal for some, and a certification program might be better for others. One thing is certain regardless: Transitioning service members need more opportunities that lead to successful careers in today’s workforce.”
He also says the fact that 70 percent of tech managers report problems finding qualified people is good news for veterans.
He says veterans,“are among the best our country has to offer, [they] can quickly solve complex issues with minimal resources, know how to work as a team, and understand the value of a mission.”