Accenture Federal Services has joined forces with Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, to offer US veterans a Career Skills Program. The programme aims to equip ex-soldiers with the skills to make their way in the business world. The programme is one of a number of initiatives in Accenture’s goal of supporting 5,000 US veterans and military spouses find work by 2020.
Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) is a US military facility situated in San Antonio, Texas. The facility is managed by the United States Air Force 502d Air Base Wing. Since the wind-down of US operations on foreign soil, and with a growing demand from the private sector as the US economy picks up steam, the JBSA launched a Career Skills Program (CSP) in 2015. The programme aims to support veterans’ transition from military service into civilian employment. The programme offers a range of service to active-duty service members soon to be leaving the force, including credentialing, training, apprenticeships and internships.
To support the initiative, Accenture Federal Services will offer veterans a range of apprenticeships, employment skills training, job shadowing and on-the-job-training to support their transition into civilian life. The investment in the programme is part of Accenture’s wider goal to support the transition of 5,000 US veterans and military spouses by 2020.
“Military veterans have the leadership, discipline and teamwork skills we look for and are an excellent fit with the important work we do for our federal government clients,” says David Moskovitz, Accenture Federal Services CEO. “Our continued investments in the San Antonio Technology and Innovation Centre and community create great career opportunities for people in the region, particularly the military community. By partnering with both CSP and NS2 Serves, we will help equip more veterans with the skills they need to transition to the civilian workforce and secure bright futures.”
“We are growing quickly and bringing more high-quality, career-building jobs to San Antonio to support some of the federal government’s most important programs,” says Ali Bokhari, Director of Accenture’s Technology and Innovation Centre in San Antonio. “We’ve expanded our tech and innovation hub here with our new building to serve even more clients and connect into Accenture’s global innovation network.”
A number of professional services firms offer support for veterans in their bid to find civilian employment. Programmes, among others, include Slalom Consulting’s Salesforce for Vets, Hay Group’s leadership training programme and Deloitte’s Military Transition and Talent Programme.