Three Ways Starbucks Helps Veterans Transition to Civilian Careers

July 15, 2015

An estimated one million men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces will shift from military to civilian life over the next five years. What’s next for them?

As part of its ongoing commitment to veterans, Starbucks supports three programs helping American troops and families make this transition:

  • Heroes Corporate Fellowship Academy (HCFA) is a program managed by Camo2Commerce, an organization that provides career development and jobs for active duty service members transitioning out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state. The goal of the fellowship academy is to help service members build their civilian network and add civilian work experience to their resumes.
  • Training With Industry (TWI) provides an opportunity for U.S. Navy Supply Chain officers to spend 12 months analyzing the operations of a world-class human resources and supply chain management company.
  • The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Care Coalition Fellowship provides another opportunity for active duty service members to leverage their military experience while working at Starbucks. The program provides wounded, ill, and injured Special Operations Forces (SOF) service members a head start on their transition while they are still on active duty. During the fellowship, they gain business experience, expand their professional network, and enhance their resume prior to separating from the military.

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