Deloitte Helps Transform Today’s Military Service Members into Tomorrow’s Business Leaders
Organization to host CORE Program to assist armed forces members in translating their military skills into a business context
NEW YORK, Nov.4, 2013 – As part of its commitment to supporting transitioning armed forces members, Deloitte will host the Career Opportunity Redefinition & Exploration (CORE) Leadership Program from November 14-16 at Deloitte University in Westlake, Texas. During the three-day session, 50 current and former service men and women will learn how to translate their military skills and experiences into business environments.
“Although significant resources are available to aid military members in the transition to civilian life, most focus on finding and securing employment,” said Christie Smith, managing principal, Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion, Deloitte LLP. “Our program aims to better equip them by providing business insights to help them align their strengths, experiences and aspirations with the requirements of the marketplace.”
In a 2012 survey by Prudential and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, 60 percent of respondents said they had trouble translating their military skills into civilian experience, creating a significant barrier to employment. Leveraging leading practices from Deloitte’s award-winning development programs, the CORE Leadership Program will focus on targeted development areas, including:
The event will also feature a panel of business leaders discussing what organizations are looking for in veteran candidates and sharing insights on the transition challenges that veterans face. Additionally, they will offer participants candid perspectives on how to maximize their military experience and showcase their strengths in a job interview.
“Through CORE and other signature programs, Deloitte is implementing an integrated, comprehensive approach to our military and veteran commitment,” said Kelvin Womack, managing principal, Diversity, Deloitte LLP and Deloitte Military & Veterans Initiative Leader. “Our commitment is also evident within our own organization as reflected through our talent strategy and inclusive culture.”
For the past four years, Deloitte has increased its commitment to our nation’s military, veterans, and their families, expanding its exposure and eminence in this arena. Deloitte’s goal is to build new and maximize existing opportunities to advance military and veteran causes across the continuum of support: emotional prosperity, including physical health and recreation, emotional health and family strengthening; and career prosperity, including education, employment and community reintegration. In addition to CORE, some other key components of Deloitte’s Military & Veteran’s Initiative include:
The CORE Leadership Program is part of Deloitte’s commitment to the White House’s Joining Forces initiative, which calls on businesses to provide service members and their families with opportunities and support. As part of this initiative, last spring Deloitte announced its commitment to set a goal of doubling its veteran hiring numbers over the next three years.
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