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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 Facebook says that the initiative is designed to " help us solve global challenges." Indeed, many vets already possess the transferable skills

The Facebook Military and Veterans Hub will help active military members and veterans build their community. There is also an AR / VR Engineering Program for Veterans . Iheme explains: “The values and experiences of Military Veterans play a key role in helping us bring the world closer

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 also looking to help military veterans expand their career opportunities, and translate their skills, with a new a 12-month career development pilot program focused on AR / VR for veterans with backgrounds in Electrical Engineering , Mechanical Engineering or Computer Science.

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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Amazon discounts Prime subscriptions by $40 for veterans .
With Veterans Day coming up, Amazon has launched a new promotion aimed at armed forces members. Starting today and until November 11th, if you've served in the military, or are a current active duty or reserve member, you can get $40 off the first year of an Amazon Prime subscription. If you're already a subscriber, fret not: you can use the promotion as a way to extend your membership at a discount. At $79, the add-on is even cheaper than it was before Amazon raised its price from $99 to $119 last year. Not that anyone needs a breakdown of Prime anymore, but in addition to free one- and two-day shipping, it includes access to Prime Video and Prime Music, among other perks.

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