Deloitte Offers Career Guidance to Veterans Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan
Corporate professionals to contribute skills and experience through yearlong mentoring relationships
NEW YORK, March 10, 2010 —Deloitte today announced that, in collaboration with American Corporate Partners, a team of its people will volunteer to mentor veterans who have recently completed their service to our country and are returning to the private sector. American Corporate Partners is a national program dedicated to assisting veterans with career development through mentoring relationships with professionals from leading American companies. Deloitte is also contributing $50,000 to the nonprofit.
“Deloitte has a deeply rooted culture of service and we are committed to contributing our knowledge and experience to help people and communities thrive,” said Robert J. Kueppers, deputy chief executive officer of Deloitte LLP. “We also have a profound appreciation for the men and women in our Armed Forces so it is an honor and a privilege for us to help some in the military community to transition to the private sector.”
The program is open to veterans who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan since 2001, as well to the spouses of those severely wounded or killed in action. Approximately 50 Deloitte professionals will be matched with veterans in Chicago, San Francisco and Washington D.C. — three of the cities in which there are currently waiting lists for mentors. Each Deloitte mentor will agree to a one-year commitment, during which he or she will have monthly meetings with their veteran “protégés.”
In offering this unique program, American Corporate Partners’ objectives are to:
“With so many veterans returning to a tough job market, the need for guidance and advice on career issues is very real,” said Sid Goodfriend, founder of American Corporate Partners. “Deloitte’s people will bring an enormous amount of practical experience and insight to the mentor/protégé relationships; we are confident that the veterans with whom Deloitte personnel work will reap tremendous benefit.”
Deloitte joins a growing list of companies that support the program. For more information, or to apply, veterans should visit http://www.acp-usa.org
About American Corporate Partners
American Corporate Partners is a nationwide mentoring program dedicated to helping veterans who have served since 2001 transition from the armed services to private enterprise through career counseling and networking with professionals from leading US companies. Spouses of service members severely wounded or killed in action are also encouraged to apply. ACP features a bi-partisan Advisory Council of retired generals and political figures. The program operates in Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Boston, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Raleigh/Durham, San Antonio, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington, DC.
About Deloitte Community Involvement
Deloitte believes the business community has a powerful role to play in response to the call for service, and helps people and communities thrive in three ways:
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