Cisco Collaborates with Partners to Provide IT Skills and Career Opportunities to Veterans in Michigan
Each year, thousands of U.S. veterans return from the battlefield with exceptional leadership, technical and other skills they have acquired overseas. Even so, many experience difficulty finding a job, and return feeling overwhelmed by the high unemployment rate they are up against. Today, in a program to assist veterans in transferring their military experience into […]
Honoring Those Who Serve on Veterans Day
“On the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour in 1918, a cessation of hostilities was honored and WWI came to its unofficial end. Veterans Day (then known as Armistice Day) began as a commemoration to acknowledge the heroism of those who died and to show gratitude for the WW1 victory. Over […]
Celebrating our Servicemen and Women on Veterans Day
A sincere thank you to all of those who are serving or who have served in the US military. We live freely today because you put your life on the line to protect all that we hold dear. “The Flag does not fly because of the winds that blow it, The Flag flies because of […]
Connecting Qualified Veterans To The Jobs They Deserve
It’s Veterans Day, and Cisco is proud to support veterans and their families in many ways. For one, we look for opportunities to hire veterans at Cisco: Courtney Beard is just one our most recent hires. We also train veterans and military personnel for future careers in information and communications technology (ICT) through the Cisco […]
Annual Event Targets Untapped Resource: Our Military Veterans
In America today there is a huge untapped resource that could dramatically improve the productivity of companies across the nation. Renewable energy? Tax breaks? No… It’s the 1 million military veterans returning to the job market. One million individuals who understand teamwork and leadership, have a proven ability to learn quickly, a strong work ethic, […]
Veterans Corporate Technology Day 2013
Veterans Corporate Technology Day (VCTD) at Cisco Systems is on Thursday, November 7, 2013. The day brings U.S. military personnel, spouses and caregivers to Cisco campuses and exposes them to available resources as they potentially transition to the civilian workforce. Events will be hosted at 5 locations around the U.S.
Supporting Veterans in Transition to Civilian Life
Within the next five years, more than 1 million armed forces personnel are expected to transition from U.S. military to civilian life. As our veterans return from deployments such as Iraq and Afghanistan, many of them will need new jobs to support their families – and additional training to get those jobs. Unfortunately, our veterans […]
Cisco Networking Academy Fields Dream Team for Cisco Live!
Today, I had the opportunity to speak with students of the Cisco Networking Academy. These students were selected to run the network at Cisco Live this year and run the Cisco Network Operations Center (NOC). An innovative information and communications technology (ICT) education program, the Cisco Networking Academy provides a million students worldwide with the […]
Veterans Bring Leadership, Tenacity, to Civilian Workforce
This post was also published on the Huffington Post. Recently, a few of my veteran peers here at Cisco made a video that highlighted our military...