Deere & Company has announced that they have reached a deal with the Private Public Partnership Office of the United States Army Reserve to assist service personnel and their families in gaining access to professional possibilities throughout the transition from military to civilian life. Through this collaboration, Deere will be able to give active-duty troops who are transferring into the United States Army Reserves with significant education and skills training that will position them as leading contenders for future employment.
According to David Ottavianelli, director of workforce and community development at Deere, “John Deere is honoured to give back to our nation’s veterans by helping them translate the breadth of valuable knowledge and skills they retained during active duty and develop them into a new career path.” “John Deere is honoured to give back to our nation’s veterans by helping them translate the breadth of valuable knowledge and skills they retained during active duty and develop them into a new career path.” This relationship will not only be of assistance to our service members and their families during a crucial time in their lives, but it will also contribute to the expansion of both our local communities and our businesses.
The new arrangement with the U.S. Army Reserve builds upon the SkillBridge programme, which was established by the Department of Defense to assist active-duty service members in finding suitable civilian employment during their last six months of military service. The internship gives veterans the opportunity to receive on-the-ground training and industry education, which can support overall mission readiness goals and enhance financial stability, as well as make them better candidates for open positions. Considering that unemployment rates for Reserve members are two to three times higher than the national average, the internship gives veterans the opportunity to receive on-the-ground training and industry education.
More than 395 active-duty military members and veterans have engaged in the SkillBridge programme since August 2020, when Deere first became a member of the programme. These individuals have helped fill vital jobs inside the firm and across Deere dealerships. In addition, John Deere has a number of transitional and mentoring programmes that are designed to assist military personnel.