Boeing has announced its partnership with the commonwealth of Virginia and Virginia Tech to establish the Boeing Center for Veteran Transition and Military Families.
The center, which will be located at Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus in Alexandria, will provide career resources and employment opportunities for veterans. It will also provide support for military families during their transition to civilian life.
In May 2021, Boeing invested $50 million to become Virginia Tech’s first foundational partner of the Innovation Campus. The investment also includes providing student scholarships, fostering the recruitment of world-class faculty and researchers and funding STEM initiatives for underserved primary and secondary school students.
Boeing said in a statement that the veterans center will utilize a portion of the $50 million investment.
Today’s major partnership between @Boeing and @virginia_tech will build the next generation of tech talent. This convening of business, academia, and government will pave pathways to success creating more opportunities for veterans and students alike.https://t.co/dyyXXGwaJF pic.twitter.com/NVjI4JoZpS— Governor Glenn Youngkin (@GovernorVA) June 13, 2022
“Boeing has a long, proud history of supporting veterans and their families during and after their service,” Boeing President and CEO Dave Calhoun said in a statement. “We’re also a leading employer of service members, with veterans representing more than 15% of our workforce. So we’re honored to join Virginia and Virginia Tech to build on Boeing’s commitment to veterans with this Center for Veteran Transition & Military Families.”.
Calhoun added: “This initiative will unlock new career opportunities for veterans and their families and help develop leading technical talent while affirming our continued investment in Northern Virginia.”
Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin also expressed his support and enthusiasm of the public-private partnership.
“Boeing’s recent announcement to move its headquarters to Virginia and reaffirm its commitment to building the next generation of tech talent is a timely development for the Commonwealth, and is made more exciting by their extensive partnership with Virginia Tech,” Youngkin said in a statement.
“Their pledge to create the Boeing Center for Veteran Transition and Military Families ensures that the Commonwealth and its businesses continue to invest in diverse career pathways for veterans and students alike, all the while helping businesses thrive,” Youngkin added.