SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, executives from Simplilearn and Hiring Our Heroes announce that Simplilearn has joined the Chairman’s Circle of the Hiring Our Heroes Veteran Employment Advisory Council along with several Fortune 500 companies. In support of the program, Simplilearn is providing scholarships for active-duty service members participating in the Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program to gain professional certifications in their chosen professional career field as they transition out of active military service.
Simplilearn will offer Hiring Our Heroes fellows their choice of over 400 expert-designed professional training courses in eight categories of emerging technologies and processes including Digital Marketing, Big Data & Analytics, Mobile Development, Project & Process Management, Cloud Computing, Mobile Development, IT Service & Architecture, Cybersecurity and Agile & SCRUM.
“We are proud to partner with Hiring Our Heroes to provide skill acquisition resources, aid career development, and support our military personnel to become leaders in the next phase of their careers after serving our country so valiantly,” says Ray Rike, President Simplilearn Americas. “Training is a key component in addressing the White House call to action to up-skill and re-skill the American workforce.”
Founded on the belief that America’s veterans are vital to the workforce and are a key component to help meet our economic labor needs, the Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program enables corporate America to capitalize on this critical talent resource. Simplilearn’s support of the program provides Hiring Our Heroes fellows both real-world job skills training and corporate management experience to help them transition into the civilian world with well-paying, future-oriented careers.
“We are excited for the opportunities our partnership with Simplilearn will yield for the service members participating in our Corporate Fellowship Program,” said Eric Eversole, vice president, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and president, Hiring Our Heroes. “One challenge many veterans face as they transition from active duty is communicating their experience in terms employers recognize. Simplilearn’s platform will connect these skilled veterans with the in-demand training and industry-recognized certifications employers are seeking.”
Fellows will have access to Simplilearn’s training and certification tools beginning July 18 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, near Tacoma, Washington, and Fort Huachuca, near Phoenix, Arizona.
About Hiring Our Heroes
Launched in 2011, Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s vast network of state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, Hiring Our Heroes has helped hundreds of thousands of veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment through more than 1,000 job fairs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and on military installations overseas; a suite of free online career-based resources; and the Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness and educating the public on how the free enterprise system improves society and the economy.
Ranked among the top 10 most influential education brands by LinkedIn, Simplilearn is the world’s largest provider of online training and certification courses. Simplilearn’s mission is to help companies and their employees realize their full potential, across the globe. Courses include a variety of topics in the business, technology, and process management fields spanning Big Data, Digital Marketing, Data Science, Cloud Computing, and many more. With over 400 courses offered, Simplilearn has trained more than 500,000 professionals since its inception in April 2010. With a footprint in over 150 countries, Simplilearn’s clients are up-skilling and investing in training for faster and surer career growth. Simplilearn’s courses are recognized by more than 40 global training organizations including PMI, OMCP, Axelos, Scrum Alliance, Peoplecert, and The Open Group.