Serco Inc. has been awarded a potentially $95 million contract to offer career training and counseling to military members transitioning to civilian life.
The contract through the Labor Department’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Services Transition Assistance Program is for a 1-year base period plus four 12-month options valued at $95 million if all options are exercised.
The Transition Assistance Program provides hands-on apprenticeship and job opportunities to increase military members’ on-the-job experience as they transition to bolster their readiness for civilian work. Serco will provide workshops, course curriculum training as well as job and apprenticeship placement, employment assistance, curriculum and technology development and employment counseling.
“Serco has a rich history in providing transition services for our U.S. military service members,” said Dave Dacquino, chairman and CEO at Serco Inc. “As a services company, our business depends upon on our teams delivering high quality support. Under this contract, we are fortunate enough to get to work first-hand with those who have done their part in defending our country, and now deserve these resources as they transition to civilian life.”
The contract will support about 200,000 transitioning service members each year at more than 300 military installations. Serco expects to hire more than 100 additional staff members to support the program.