Oracle bolsters commitment to veterans with new career development resources

November 10, 2021 | 3 minute read
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Oracle bolsters commitment to veterans with new career development resources At Oracle, we believe we have a solemn duty to support those who answered the call to serve their country.

When a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine leaves the armed forces, they aren’t done contributing to their country and community. The same drive that brought them to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard pushes them to tackle new challenges and give back in different ways. At the same time, the unique capabilities instilled in the military—discipline, self-sacrifice, calm under pressure, and advanced technical skills—are sorely needed throughout the private sector.

That doesn’t mean the transition to civilian life is always easy. There are often obstacles that stand in the way of these men and women.

Oracle is committed to aiding the transition as best we can. For that reason, as we honor those who served this Veterans Day, Oracle is offering them free training and certification on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Oracle Autonomous Database through Oracle University. Employer demand for cloud computing professionals has grown by nearly 150 percent between 2017 and 2020. And we see industry demand skyrocketing for those with Oracle Cloud skills. These Oracle University programs open up high-paying jobs with unlimited potential for advancement.

Damien Carey, senior vice president for Oracle University, told me that the training and certification programs make it easier for businesses to acquire the skilled veteran professionals they need to grow and innovate quickly.

“Getting trained and certified on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Oracle Autonomous Database builds upon veterans’ extensive experience by adding in-demand IT skills and expertise and opening new career opportunities in the thriving high-tech job market,” Carey said.

We extend this offer not only out of a debt of gratitude for their service, but also because we recognize a distinct business advantage in recruiting hard-working and talented veterans into our ranks, either working directly for Oracle or our partners and customers.

To make sure we connect veterans with the right programs, our Oracle talent teams have been charged with helping to identify courses and skills relevant to individual applicants that can help them launch careers on our Oracle Cloud Infrastructure team, National Security Group, Oracle Veteran Internship Program, and the Oracle VetTech Academy.

We are also thrilled to announce a new podcast coming soon that highlights veteran-affiliated employees, activities, partners, and organizations that contribute to something greater. The podcast arose from veteran Chris Spencer, cochair of our employee resource group, the Military Affiliated Veteran Employee Network (MAVEN). The new MAVEN podcast features conversations with leaders, innovators, and inspirational professionals who offer personal stories, opportunities, and advice for the veteran-affiliated community.

As a society, we can never truly repay veterans, given the many sacrifices made by the men and women who serve our country. But we can honor their service by helping them find professional success and career fulfillment once they return to civilian life.

Illustration: Wes Rowell

Traci Wade

Traci Wade is vice president, global head of diversity and inclusion at Oracle.

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