Washington, D.C. — Siemens today announced a new, job training initiative for U.S. military veterans with an engineering and manufacturing background as part of a nationwide effort to assist veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce.

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The program, launched by Siemens' product lifecycle management (PLM) software business unit in 22 cities across the country, provides free training in the use of state-of-the-art digital lifecycle management and computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) software technology.

"Often military experiences and accomplishments don't always translate cleanly on a civilian resume. In reality, these young men and women possess the skills, traits and leadership training necessary to not only succeed, but also excel in private industry," said General Stanley McChrystal, former commander of the U.S. and International Security Assistances Forces Afghanistan, and Chairman of the Board for Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. "Siemens is offering a way for veterans to demonstrate their abilities to employers around the globe, as well as participate in additional training, that will help make them that much more attractive to potential employers."

Through this effort, Siemens will invest up to $17,000 per eligible veteran for access to training at Siemens PLM Software facilities across the U.S. Ten, multi-day courses are offered, including comprehensive training on NX(r) software, Siemens PLM Software's leading integrated solution for CAD/CAM/CAE, and Teamcenter(r) software, the world's most widely used digital lifecycle management solution. The training will help enhance veterans' qualifications for skilled positions in a wide variety of manufacturing industries around the world, including automotive, aerospace, energy, high-tech electronics, and machinery.

The courses will be available at 22 Siemens PLM Software training facilities throughout the U.S. including:

  • Huntsville, AL
  • Cypress, CA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Boston, MA
  • Detroit, MI
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Cincinnati/Dayton, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Washington, DC
  • Rochester, NY
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • San Diego, CA
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Portsmouth, NH
  • West Bend, WI
  • Denver, CO
  • Middletown, CT
  • San Jose, CA

Siemens has partnered with Still Serving Veterans, an organization that helps veterans and their families reintegrate into the workforce and community, to serve as the single point of contact for enrollment in the Siemens Job Training initiative. Any U.S. military veteran meeting program requirements is eligible to apply for the program at Veterans with service-connected disabilities can also access this training through the Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment program.

Upon completion of the training, veterans who participate in this initiative can also present themselves as qualified candidates for positions with Siemens or its 71,000 customers who use Siemens' PLM technology.

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with seven million licensed seats and more than 71,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies to deliver open solutions to help them make smarter decisions that result in better products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit