At FDM, we recognize the incredible value that military talent brings to our business and are proud to be a military friendly organization supporting the employment of veterans. The FDM Veterans Initiative offers military veterans a tailored career path to support their transition into the corporate workforce. We provide veterans with vocational training in a number of disciplines both business and technically focused, followed by commercial experience working with our prestigious clients as professional IT and business Consultants. This puts veterans on a specialized career path and supports their transition into the corporate world.
Supporting your success
We take a number of measures to ensure a successful transition for veterans in our Academy Program. The FDM Academy training has been approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Eligible veterans may use their Post-9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill and other educational benefits while enrolled at FDM. The FDM Academy courses have been reviewed and approved by American Military University for the award of up to 21 semester hour credits towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology. FDM is a vendor with the Department of Veterans Affairs under the Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation and Education Program.
For more on the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement, which took place in the FDM New York Office, watch this video highlighting the day:
To find out more about our initiatives for former military, check out FDM Salute online here. This e-newsletter is designed to update you on all of the latest happenings with FDM’s Veteran and Ex-Forces Initiatives.
- 2015 Military Times Best for Vets Employer
- 2014 Military Times Best for Vets Employer
- 2014 CivilianJobs.com Most Valuable Employer (MVE) for Military – Winner
- 2013 CivilianJobs.com Most Valuable Employer (MVE) for Military – Finalist
- 2012 Be a Hero, Hire a Hero – Courage Award Winner
- Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS)
- Wall Street Rocks for our Heroes
- The United War Veterans Council – America’s Parade Sponsor
- Bob Woodruff Foundation’s “Stand Up for Heroes” – Purple Heart Sponsor
- Army Week
“Separating from the military and transitioning back into civilian life is one of the largest adjustments I have ever made. What made it difficult is the translation of my military experience into a language that could be understood by civilian employers. The training and character preparation I received from FDM has not only provided me with tools necessary to successfully function in a corporate environment but FDM has also helped to bridge the gap between veterans and civilian employers. As a result I am currently working at Credit Suisse as a PMO in portfolio management.”
Darell Powell-Lee, FDM Consultant and former US Army Finance Specialist
“FDM has a Veterans Initiative that allows me and other veterans to apply the technical skills learned in the military, while also learning the latest technologies that are used in today’s workforce. I received much needed support from the very beginning of the program with FDM. It’s amazing to have organizations like FDM that recognize the importance of hiring veterans and providing us with more tools to become successful in our civilian experience.”
Lissette Roca, FDM Consultant and former US Army Telecommunications Supervisor
“Going through training at FDM was a life-altering experience. The material was challenging at times, but I learned a great deal. I have met wonderful people and made some great friends along the way. It was exciting to graduate from the FDM Academy and receive my certificate. It symbolizes that I have completed a step in starting my career in IT.”
Antoneka Trought, FDM Consultant and Army Specialist (SPC)