Microsoft has announced the company will be expanding its network of support tools for service veterans. The company already has three locations covered by the Microsoft Software and Systems Academy (MSSA), which will be expanded to nine to service a total of 12 military installations. MSSA aids those currently serving to develop career skills to launch themselves into the IT industry after departing.
After completing the program, participating service men and women gain an interview at Microsoft or one of the company's partners for a full-time job. Microsoft will be expanding MSSA to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia, Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington, Jacksonville Florida (near Naval Air Station Jacksonville and Naval Station Mayport), and San Diego California (near Naval Station San Diego, Naval Air Station North Island and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar).
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will provide the infrastructure to deliver the curriculum, which includes cloud development, cloud and database management, as well as business intelligence administration. New courses are to be held outside camps too, enabling those who have already left the military to join the program and break into the IT industry. More information on the program and such can be found on Microsoft's website.