Program Supports White House ‘Joining Forces’ Initiative
- Pilot program based in Alexandria, Va. teaches veterans resume building, job search and interview techniques.
- Training program address an immediate need as troops return from Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Program leverages existing Intel Computer Clubhouse Network.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Nov. 9, 2011 – In support of the White House ‘Joining Forces’ initiative, Intel Corporation announced a partnership to launch the Intel Veteran’s Employment Training program, or Intel VET, a new program designed to provide veterans with training and mentoring services as they transition from a military career to employment in the private sector.
This program is the result of an innovative community and industry collaboration to serve Washington, D.C. area veterans. Intel VET launches at 1:30 p.m. ET Nov. 9 at Gum Springs Community Center in Alexandria. Invited dignitaries include Rep. James Moran (D-VA) and Rodney Lewis, White House Fellow, Office of the First Lady.
“According to goals set by President Barack Obama, 39,000 men and women will return to the United States from Iraq and Afghanistan by the end of 2011,” said Ardine Williams, vice president and director of Human Resource Enterprise Services for Intel. “This creates a bold opportunity for industry to help veterans with the transition from a military career to employment in the private sector. We consider veterans highly attractive candidates and a good fit for Intel culture.”
Intel VET provides support to veterans by offering services such as behavioral interview training, mock interviews, mentor matching, one-on-one coaching and computer skills training. Resume decoding and translation training will be also be provided, helping veterans translate military occupation specialties and career experience into key corporate language.
Intel is leveraging its existing Intel Computer Clubhouse Network (ICCN) to provide technology training and coaching for veterans and their partners looking for employment. ICCN is a community-based after-school technology learning program that allows youth to use professional hardware and software to create computer-based projects. The ICCN resources will be expanded to open up computer and technology training to veterans.
For more information, visit http://www.intel.com/jobs/careers/veterans.
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