Investing in Vets
“Over the next three years, more than one million veterans are slated to transition back into civilian life,” Shapiro pointed out. “These men and women exemplify the leadership qualities and skill sets that are critical to the technology sector. They are tenacious problem-solvers, self-disciplined, mature beyond their years, and often possess strong technical skills.
Meanwhile, the tech sector continues to grow and is hungry for high-quality talent. The U.S. Tech Vets initiative is a win-win for veterans and employers. CEA is proud to partner with the Northern Virginia Technology Council and Monster.com to honor veterans for their service by helping them forge new paths upon their return home.”
CEA expects the appeal of the program, as awareness of it expands, to stand out as a clear benefit for its some-2,000 members.
“The reason CEA was drawn to supporting the program is because we recognize that veterans bring a lot of skills from their service that are very transferrable to the technology industry—things like leadership, team-building, and being motivated and hard-working,” said Ellen Savage, CEA’s senior director of membership. “Especially from a retail perspective, finding quality employees is so important for success, and people with a military background already come with many qualities you want—they’re people who are experienced in honoring commitment and who take loyalty and following through seriously.”