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Technology Facebook will help military veterans become AR and VR engineers

15:20  08 november  2019
15:20  08 november  2019 Source:   engadget.com

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Facebook has launched a new resource hub to help veterans and serving members of the military improve their digital literacy and find new employment opportunities. Elsewhere in the Military and Veterans Hub, members can access resources for finding jobs, digital training, mentoring and

“The AR / VR teams at Facebook are bringing products, platforms, and experiences to life. The org is made of problem solvers and visionaries working across “When it comes to augmented/virtual reality, Facebook is at the forefront of creating cutting-edge technology that will help bring people together

Facebook has launched a new resource hub to help veterans and serving members of the military improve their digital literacy and find new employment opportunities. As part of the venture -- undertaken in partnership with mentoring organization SCORE -- Facebook will be launching a 12-month career development program focused on AR and VR engineering, aimed at veterans with backgrounds in electrical and mechanical engineering, and computer science.

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Facebook says that the initiative is designed to "help us solve global challenges." Indeed, many vets already possess the transferable skills needed to work in this area, and equipping them with further skills in the ever-developing digital world -- as well as getting Facebook onto their resumes -- has the potential to make a significant impact on their lives post-service.

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Facebook 's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Industrial Designer - AR / VR . Job applications are limited to 3 total. Be sure to apply for roles that strongly match to your specific skills and work At Facebook we value your military service.

As an AR / VR Tools Engineer for one of our LA teams, you’ll build and use tools to analyze and improve performance across the entire Oculus content ecosystem. You will help VR developers efficiently make industry-defining applications. These roles are ideal for software engineers with expertise in scripting

Elsewhere in the Military and Veterans Hub, members can access resources for finding jobs, digital training, mentoring and workshops on starting a business. There are already a number of tools across Facebook aimed at helping veterans and members of the military -- this hub consolidates all of these resources into one place, and will act as a go-to for US businesses that are particularly keen to hire vets. As Frank Diaz, a veteran and owner of Tin Hut BBQ, says, "As a veteran who hires other veterans for my business, I know that it's going to be immensely helpful to veterans-run or affiliated businesses all over the US."

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What struck me was the genuine support the veterans offered each other, despite their political differences. In our meetings with current and former office holders, consultants, and other experts and practitioners, the veterans worked together on how best to organize a campaign, develop an effective message, counter political attacks, and raise money. In other sessions, they floated their nascent campaign plans and stump speeches, and shared constructive criticism.What united these men and women across party lines? They shared, of course, a profound life experience centered on service, mission and sacrifice.

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