2019.5.29:Siemens US: Making a Difference for America’s Veterans (CIMdata Highlight)


CIMdata is very pleased to learn how Siemens US is supporting veterans as they return to civilian life after their dedication and service in the United States armed services. During the recent Siemens Spotlight on Innovation, Ms. Barbara Humpton, CEO Siemens US, described Siemens programs and initiatives for training and hiring U.S. veterans. These include:

  • The Siemens PLM USA Veterans Initiative Program, which provides free PLM training to veterans of the US Armed Forces.
  • An application that helps veterans determine how their military skill classifications can be applied to civilian jobs and careers.
  • A commitment to hire US military veterans.

With demand far outstripping the supply of qualified technology employees, enabling veterans to apply their Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills is critical to meeting private sector workforce needs and the needs of veterans retuning to civilian life. Siemens is offering a job training initiative focused on digital skills for US military veterans with an engineering and manufacturing background as part of a nationwide effort to assist veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce.

The Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program (VR&E) and Siemens have joined forces to offer PLM training courses at no cost to veterans. This program is offered to current active duty veterans enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) VR&E program. They must be a United States veteran (served in any branch of the United States military), have prior education or experience in engineering, drafting, machining, logistics, or supply chain management, and meet the minimum prerequisites for each course prior to registering.

For non-VR&E eligible veterans who are transitioning from the military to the civilian workforce or who are currently unemployed, Siemens will provide scholarships to cover the cost of instructor-led training classes executed at Siemens Digital Industry training centers. Prospective students are admitted on a space-available basis following the registration process. Tuition will be waived assuming the program participation eligibility criteria are met.

To date, approximately 500 veterans have elected to use this resource since 2013.

For more information about these programs you can call +1.248.982.8360 or email Ms. Diane Ryan (diane.ryan@siemens.com) to receive approval to begin the registration process.

Over 2,500 US military veterans are already part of Siemens and the company has committed to hire an additional 300 US veterans annually over the next several years.

CIMdata salutes Siemens for their aggressive actions to help US veterans and encourages eligible veterans to take advantage of these programs.

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