Lake St. Louis, MO, March 19, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- CASY & MSCCN, two nonprofits serving the employment needs of military and veteran communities, are excited to announce their expanded partnership with IBM as they continue to combat unemployment and underemployment in the military and veteran communities.
According to Stacy Bayton, Sr. Executive Vice President of CASY & MSCCN, “IBM has been a big supporter of the military and veteran communities for years; we are most appreciative of the support they provide our organizations and the opportunities to collaborate and find new and better ways to increase successful outcomes for those we serve.”
Through their partnership with CASY & MSCCN, IBM has donated their Smarter Workforce solutions, including IBM® Kenexa® BrassRing on Cloud, which provides applicant tracking, case management, and communications capabilities to Employment Specialists as they assist their military-affiliated job seekers with training and placement. IBM also collaborates with CASY through the i2® Analyst’s Notebook® Training, providing course instruction and certification to transitioning active duty, National Guard, Reserves, and veterans from all branches.
Diane Melley, the Vice President of Global Citizenship Initiatives in the IBM Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs department, has said of the partnership, “IBM has always looked beyond so-called ‘checkbook philanthropy’ to focus on delivering results. IBM and IBMers contribute time, talent, technology and expertise in service to addressing society’s most critical issues. We are proud to work with CASY in a partnership to help veterans transition to prosperous careers in civilian life. Tapping into the tremendous value that veterans bring to any organization, while helping them to capitalize on their training, skills and dedication to service is a win-win for all of us. The Corporate America Supports You team demonstrates in their results that they are one of the strongest nonprofit organizations serving military and veteran communities, and we are proud to build on this success and expand their reach."
Melley has approved an increased commitment to CASY & MSCCN that will expand the number of i2 Analyst Notebook classes held nationwide in 2016, provide technology upgrades to Brassring, and add other IBM products to aid the organizations in their mission. IBM’s help will expand beyond technology and training as they will also supply marketing and public relations support through a Digital Marketing workshop, offered through the IBM Impact Grants program.
In 2016, Mr. Jason Kelley, Vice President & Partner, IBM Global Business Leader, Solutions & Design, and a member of the CASY & MSCCN Boards of Directors since 2015, will lead the charge for expanded support and technology upgrades that will enable CASY & MSCCN to provide more streamlined service. Mr. Kelley spoke of his commitment to the cause, saying, “As a United States Army Airborne Infantry veteran, I understand the meaning of mission and values. One of our IBM values is ‘Innovation that matters for our company and for the world.’ This is a great opportunity for us to share IBM innovation where it matters -- with the women and men that have given so much in the service of our country. I'm honored to have the opportunity to extend my service to our country on behalf of IBM as Corporate America Serves You seeks to bring expanded professional opportunities to our veterans, their families and communities."
Rear Admiral Dan Kloeppel (retired), Founder and CEO of CASY & MSCCN praised Mr. Kelley, “Jason Kelley brings excitement, exuberance and dedication to the CASY mission. He has the expertise and business acumen to turn that exuberance into wonderful improvements to the tools we use in our daily work of putting Veterans into jobs.”
CASY & MSCCN leadership will meet with IBM in April to continue work on their marketing campaign.
To learn more about how to partner with CASY & MSCCN, please visit: http://casy.msccn.org/Donors/SupportCASY.html