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GovCon Execs Commit to Hiring Transitioning Vets Through DOL’s Apprenticeship Pilot Program

Over 30 CEOs in the GovCon industry responded to a call to participate in the Department of Labor’s veteran apprenticeship pilot program that seeks to provide civilian career opportunities for transitioning service members.

In November, Dave Dacquino, chairman and CEO of Serco Inc. and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, challenged fellow GovCon executives to commit to hiring transitioning veterans through DOL’s pilot program.

Some of the companies that joined Serco and General Dynamics Information Technology in offering apprenticeship opportunities to military retirees are Siemens, VTG and LexisNexis Risk Solutions.Amy Gilliland, president of General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) information technology business and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, committed to hiring 15 veteran apprentices through the program.

Amy Gilliland, president of General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT)

The DOL pilot program offers apprenticeship across 16 career fields and provides paid on-the-job training to allow veterans to apply the leadership and technical skills they acquired during their military career to help meet civilian workplace needs.

GovCon CEOs can still respond and support veterans as this challenge continues throughout 2021. If you want your company to take part in supporting transitioning veterans through the DOL pilot program, you can send your inquiries to the apprenticeship pilot team at [email protected] or [email protected].com.

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