Media Release – Minister Dan Tehan Launches ServiceNow & Soldier On Veteran Reintegration Program

CANBERRA, Australia – October 17, 2016

Today the Federal Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Defence Personnel, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, officially launched the ServiceNow and Soldier On training program in Canberra.

Designed by ServiceNow in partnership with Soldier On, the training program will assist Australian veterans transition into civilian life with the technical skills required to meet a growing industry demand.

ServiceNow Managing Director David Oakley has reaffirmed the company’s commitment to becoming a strong partner with veterans as they transition to civilian life, ensuring they have the right tools to find rewarding work and expanding employment prospects. “We see ourselves as a part of the Defence ecosystem, and with our partners we will work to run a program that delivers rewarding and sustainable employment.”

Soldier On National Transitions Director Melissa Russell is excited about the program’s potential. “This training is very accessible and will help to not only enhance qualifications, but build the confidence of our participants and prepare them for the workforce,” she said. “They will realise their potential and that there is opportunity and support out there for veterans, post separation from the military. What’s more exciting, is that we have several Defence spouses enrolled on the course and we are able to assist them in identifying new employment pathways. Soldier On is so focused on supporting the entire family and it’s fantastic that we can demonstrate this through the ServiceNow training opportunity.”

Supported by Citadel Group, Accenture, and CSC, the ServiceNow program will assist Soldier On in its mission to achieve the best reintegrated generation of serving and ex-serving men and women in Australia’s history through training and placement programs. The initial pilot program will be rolled out this month, covering all aspects of Desktop Productivity, ITIL Foundation and ServiceNow Administrator’s Certificate to meet the industry’s mounting technology needs.

Co-Founder and CEO of Soldier On, John Bale says programs like the one ServiceNow is offering to veterans are important. “One of the biggest challenges our veterans’ have is how they transition into civilian employment,” he said. “We are delighted to be partnering with ServiceNow to provide skills for transitioning veterans that will bring them genuine job opportunities in a growing industry.”

About ServiceNow

ServiceNow is changing the way people work. With a service-orientation toward the activities, tasks and processes that make up day-to-day work life, we help the modern enterprise operate faster and be more scalable than ever before. Customers use our service model to define, structure and automate the flow of work, removing dependencies on email and spreadsheets to transform the delivery and management of services for the enterprise. ServiceNow enables service management for every department in the enterprise including IT, human resources, facilities, field service and more. We deliver a ‘lights-out, light-speed’
experience through our enterprise cloud – built to manage everything as a service. To find out how, visit www.servicenow.com. ServiceNow and the ServiceNow logo are registered trademarks of ServiceNow, Inc. All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

About Soldier On

Soldier On’s mission is to achieve the best reintegrated generation of serving and ex-serving men and women in Australia’s history. To achieve this, Soldier On provides a range of services, including free counselling sessions, wellbeing activities and programs, career coaching, employment-ready resources and job placement opportunities, to our veterans and their families. Our veterans and their families face a range of issues when they leave the Defence Force, from re-shaping a new identity and finding a new career to dealing with the mental impacts from their service, and Soldier On’s services, support, resources and job placement opportunities have been designed to help veterans and their families work through these issues and build successful futures.