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Data Center World 2022
Providing Purpose and Promise for Veterans in Transition
Kirk Offel (CEO, OVERWATCH Mission Critical)
Date: Tuesday, March 29
Time: 10:00 am - 10:50 am
Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard - Get your pass now!
Track: Data Center Essentials
Session Type: Session
Vault Recording: TBD
Audience Level: All
Veterans are at 50% higher risk of suicide than their peers who have not served. Since 2001, more than 114,000 veterans have died by suicide. More than 40% of veterans say the experience high levels of difficulty when transitioning and more than 80% of civilian organizations have no veteran specific recruiting programs. According to a July 2021 report from the Uptime Institute, half of data center operators said they were experiencing difficulties finding candidates for open positions, up from 35% in 2018. Data centers will need to hire 300,000 more staff by 2025, which lack specialists like electricians, control specialists and technical engineers. This presentation will demonstrate how matching the supply of a highly trained and disciplined work force with the demand from a fast-growing data center industry can address the dual problems of skills shortages and the struggles of post-military deployment.
* Transitioning veterans are a highly skilled and largely untapped resource pool
* The data center industry is experiencing unprecedented demand and is struggling to properly staff the boom in the construction and operations
*Veteran in Transition programs can help those who have the skills but are struggling to find purpose and direction
*We all need to be doing more to support the men and women who serve our country. Veteran in Transition programs provide the promise of a brighter tomorrow.