Monday, July 28, 2014

Microsoft Broadens its Microsoft Software & Systems Academy Program

Microsoft Corporation, in line with its continuing commitment to help the country's transitioning service members, has broadened its Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA) program, bringing it to two military bases, in California and Texas respectively.

According to Live Trading News, Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced that its Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA), a 16-week program that provides IT training to eligible U.S. active-duty transitioning service members, is now operating at Camp Pendleton in California and Fort Hood in Texas. The program was first launched in 2013 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington, where a third class is now benefiting from the program.

Microsoft is very much aware that shifting to civilian life after serving in the military has always been a challenge for returning military veterans, and more so, hunting and competing for a job is such a daunting task. Hence, such program by the company is truly commendable and inspiring.

In its press release, Microsoft explains its rationale for the program's expansion:

"These military bases are home to some of the most talented, dedicated professionals our country has to offer," said Microsoft Vice President of Military Affairs Chris Cortez. "We've expanded our program because we want more transitioning service members to have the opportunity to pursue rewarding careers at Microsoft and other technology companies."
Microsoft Corporation, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and one of the country's leading and multi-awarded diversity companies.

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