“The Best Business Decision…”

Technology Solutions from a Storied Institution

“The V.E.T.S. teams are more experienced and focused than our other hires and come to us in teams that have already worked together. Bringing them on was the best business decision I ever made.”

– Tim Snyder, VP & Business Technology Officer, Freddie Mac,

Desert Storm Navy veteran

After years of dwindling technology talent, we wanted to find a way to better, and more effectively, support our clients’ needs. A perfect storm of decreased visa applicants and a lack of talented and available resources have put us in a talent crisis. It has put critical technology projects throughout every major industry in jeopardy.

Five years ago, we got ahead of the precipitous resource decline by capitalizing on a key insight: technology talent of the highest caliber was coming out of the military. Highly-skilled veterans, capable of servicing the most important technology work, had the potential to produce exceptional results for the world’s leading companies.

In aiming to harness this talent, we created the industry-first V.E.T.S.™ Program in 2013 to provide our clients with exceptional solutions from highly-skilled veteran talent. Vocation, Education and Training for Service members (V.E.T.S.) provides training and deployment to clients in skill categories such as:

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    Big Data

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    Block Chain

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    Business Analysis

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    Cloud Infrastructure

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    Cloud Security

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    Cyber Security

  • DevOps

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    Digital Transformation

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    Information Security

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    Network Solutions

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    Project/Program Management

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    Quality Assurance

THE TALENT SECRET

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The U.S. military has a reputation for excellence in nearly everything it does: from training, teamwork and operational excellence to intelligence, innovation and speed.

Service members have been responsible for understanding, operating and maintaining some of the most complex systems and technologies in existence today. They are also entrusted with interpreting and responding to the most sensitive military intelligence.

For our corporate clients, this translates to veteran resources who are able to work under pressure, prioritize the needs of the team, communicate directly, and review and evaluate their work to achieve continuous improvement.

Additionally, the military’s trademark ability to work as a cohesive team to learn and adapt to circumstances on the fly efficiently is one of the most significant challenges for companies today, making veterans uniquely equipped to contribute to American business.

TEAM BEFORE SELF

Sharp Decisions hires, trains and deploys veterans to our Fortune 1000 clients, often in teams of three or more to drive much greater efficiency for client engagements. We quickly identified this as best practice because teams or individuals with the right support can maintain a clear division of labor where each team member understands their role and how it impacts the whole. This leads to projects that are completed faster and with higher quality.

This teamwork mentality is fostered inside our platoon-based training programs conducted at our own Sharp University. It’s also the place where we transform veterans with high technology skills into valuable additions to your team – and your ROI.

V.E.T.S. participants are salaried employees, through Sharp Decisions, for the duration of the boot camp training. We operate our training and deployment program without any government assistance and do not touch the veterans’ G.I. Bill benefits.

“I’ve had good experiences with V.E.T.S. Program veterans. They offer transparency, commitment, and good work ethic under pressure.”

– Chris Pattinson, VP of Global Software at Harmonic

TRAINING FOR DAY ONE

As your trusted partner, we owe you high quality and successful outcomes. To make sure that our V.E.T.S. professionals are ready on Day One, we train them for your specific company culture and engagement. This allows them to assimilate quickly and provide immediate results.

We give as much thought and care to planning, support, deployment and follow up as we do to the engagement itself. Approaching engagements with the right resources, training, tools and support infrastructure is our standard operating procedure. This attention to detail allows our veterans to hit the ground running from Day One of our client engagements.

PROVEN DELIVERY

In its five-year existence, hundreds of veterans from our program have worked on a wide variety of client technology projects in industries ranging from manufacturing, media & telecomm, healthcare, financial services, entertainment and more.They bring a track record for completing critical projects on time and under budget while maintaining paramount quality and performance excellence.

As a result, our clients recognize that our V.E.T.S. Program talent is better trained, better equipped, team-oriented and always focused on results.

“The individuals in the program and their accomplishments at EmblemHealth have far exceeded our expectations. Specifically, the V.E.T.S. team demonstrates dedication, attention to detail, and a strong desire to ‘get it right’ in all of their work. These traits are hard to find in the workplace.”

– Tom MacMillan, Vice President at EmblemHealth

We invite you to learn more about how the V.E.T.S. Program can meet your technology talent needs.

To find out more about how to partner with the V.E.T.S. Program, contact us at: +1 (866) 357-9VET or vetinfo@sharpdecisions.com.

More Information on the V.E.T.S. Program

  • In-Depth Value Overview

For an in-depth look into why partnering with our V.E.T.S. Program is “the best business decision…” download our Business Value Overview document.

  • Brief Value Overview

For a brief overview on the capabilities of our program and how it works, download our V.E.T.S. Program Overview Document.

  • Frontline Enterprise

Learn about the secrets to our program’s success and the lessons we’ve learned since starting the program by downloading our Frontline Enterprise document.