Siemens Announces U.S. Job Training Initiative for Veterans

  Siemens Announces U.S. Job Training Initiative for Veterans

Siemens will provide up to $17,000 in PLM software training per veteran at 22
                          facilities across the U.S.

Business Wire

WASHINGTON -- April 30, 2013

Siemens today announced a new, job training initiative for U.S. military
veterans with an engineering and manufacturing background as part of a
nationwide effort to assist veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce.

The program, launched by Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software
business unit in 22 cities across the country, provides free training in the
use of state-of-the-art digital lifecycle management and computer-aided design
(CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and computer-aided engineering (CAE)
software technology.

“Often military experiences and accomplishments don't always translate cleanly
on a civilian resume. In reality, these young men and women possess the
skills, traits and leadership training necessary to not only succeed, but also
excel in private industry,” said General Stanley McChrystal, former commander
of the U.S. and International Security Assistances Forces Afghanistan, and
Chairman of the Board for Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. “Siemens is
offering a way for veterans to demonstrate their abilities to employers around
the globe, as well as participate in additional training, that will help make
them that much more attractive to potential employers.”

Through this effort, Siemens will invest up to $17,000 per eligible veteran
for access to training at Siemens PLM Software facilities across the U.S. Ten,
multi-day courses are offered, including comprehensive training on NX®
software, Siemens PLM Software’s leading integrated solution for CAD/CAM/CAE,
and Teamcenter® software, the world’s most widely used digital lifecycle
management solution. The training will help enhance veterans’ qualifications
for skilled positions in a wide variety of manufacturing industries around the
world, including automotive, aerospace, energy, high-tech electronics, and
machinery.

“Siemens is an innovator in advanced manufacturing, an area of job growth in
the U.S., and the training we are providing to veterans will enhance their
ability to be hired by the more than 71,000 customers and potential employers
who utilize our software and technology solutions,” said Chuck Grindstaff,
president and CEO of Siemens PLM software. “Siemens wants to do its part in
showing our gratitude as we welcome our veterans home and for many, what they
need most, is a job that allows them to re-acclimate to civilian life and
support their families. We think this program will help.”

The courses will be available at 22 Siemens PLM Software training facilities
throughout the U.S. including:

Huntsville, AL
Cypress, CA
Atlanta, GA
Chicago, IL
Boston, MA
Detroit, MI
St. Louis, MO
Cincinnati/Dayton, OH
Dallas, TX
Washington, DC
Rochester, NY
Milwaukee, WI
Minneapolis, MN
San Diego, CA
Grand Rapids, MI
Portsmouth, NH
West Bend, WI
Denver, CO
Middletown, CT
San Jose, CA

Siemens has partnered with Still Serving Veterans, an organization that helps
veterans and their families reintegrate into the workforce and community, to
serve as the single point of contact for enrollment in the Siemens Job
Training initiative. Any U.S. military veteran meeting program requirements is
eligible to apply for the program at www.siemens.com/plm/trainingforusvets.
Veterans with service-connected disabilities can also access this training
through the Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation &
Employment program.

Upon completion of the training, veterans who participate in this initiative
can also present themselves as qualified candidates for positions with Siemens
or its more than 71,000 customers who use Siemens’ PLM technology.

In April 2011, Siemens participated in the launch of Joining Forces, a White
House initiative to support and honor America's service members and their
families, and pledged to reserve 10 percent of its 3,000 open positions for
veterans. Siemens exceeded this goal in three months and due to the successful
integration of these employees into the workforce, Siemens increased its
commitment. The company has hired over 1,000 veterans in the last two years.
Veterans at Siemens, including both enlisted and Junior Military Officers
(JMO), are hired for positions in the Energy, Infrastructure and Cities,
Industry and Healthcare sectors in job categories ranging from Field Engineers
to Service Technicians to Sales and Marketing roles with highly competitive
salaries. Siemens has hired veterans with skills in aviation and mechanics to
serve as wind service technicians at wind farms in Texas. At a new
distribution center opening in Oklahoma, more than 50 percent of hires are
military veterans with skills in logistics and materials handling. Siemens
Energy in Orlando has hired veterans for their Sales and Marketing Development
Program, investing more than $200,000 per veteran for the 14-month training
program.

Siemens has also been named a “2013 Best for Vets” employer by Military Times.
Ranked 29^th out of 1,000 major companies, Military Times recognized Siemens
for its demonstrated commitment to recruit, hire and retain qualified
veterans, and for its comprehensive tools and resources such as the National
Veterans Network to help vets succeed in the civilian workplace. To see the
full rankings, visit
http://projects.militarytimes.com/best-for-veterans/best-employers-for-veterans/2013/.

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation
Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM)
software and services with seven million licensed seats and more than 71,000
customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works
collaboratively with companies to deliver open solutions to help them make
smarter decisions that result in better products. For more information on
Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.

Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse in
electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy,
healthcare, and infrastructure and cities sectors. For more than 160 years,
Siemens has built a reputation for leading-edge innovation and the quality of
its products, services and solutions. With 405,000 employees in 190 countries,
Siemens reported worldwide revenue of $102.9 billion in fiscal 2010. Siemens
in the USA reported revenue of $19.9 billion and employs over 60,000 people
throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. For more information on Siemens in
the United States, visit www.usa.siemens.com.

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Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States
and in other countries.

Contact:

Siemens Corporation
Brie Sachse, 202-730-1013
 
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