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Bombardier Defense and Bombardier's US Service Network join SkillBridge to Support Job Transitions for Military Veterans

  • Bombardier was selected by the United States' Department of Defense to join the SkillBridge program, which helps military veterans transition to new opportunities
  • The SkillBridge program allows US service members to gain civilian work experience through industry training, apprenticeships, or internships
  • Bombardier will now offer in-person training programs for service members at business jet maintenance facilities across the United States and within Bombardier Defense
  • Through its involvement in SkillBridge, Bombardier continues to grow its presence in the United States and ongoing commitment to service members
Wichita, Kan. October 11, 2023 Photo(s): By X / Bombardier

Bombardier today announced it has joined the United States Department of Defense (DOD) SkillBridge program as an authorized industry partner. The SkillBridge program helps US service members bridge the gap between active duty and the beginning of their civilian careers with industry-specific training, apprenticeships, or internships offered by trusted employers. Bombardier was granted an official Memorandum of Understanding by the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense to develop SkillBridge training programs for applicable branches of the US military.

"We are very pleased to be counted among the organizations authorized by the DOD to develop SkillBridge training programs for service members," said Tonya Sudduth, Head of US Strategy, Bombardier. "This is an exciting chapter for our company and highlights our dedication to supporting our country's highly talented military personnel gain the experience needed to pursue exciting careers in the aerospace industry."

"As a SkillBridge industry partner, Bombardier will offer 60 to 90 day in-person job training programs for all eligible service members. These employment skills programs will be offered at Bombardier service centres throughout the United States – in Wichita, Kansas; Dallas, Texas; Tucson, Arizona; Hartford, Connecticut; and Miami, Florida," said Anthony Cox, Vice-President, Customer Support, Bombardier.

"We are actively recruiting A&P mechanics at all our US sites and look forward to adding SkillBridge trainees to our network of qualified professionals," said Cynthia Gigučre, Senior Director, Workforce Planning and Talent Acquisition, Bombardier.

Bombardier has steadily grown its footprint in the United States. In April 2022, Bombardier designated its Wichita site as its new US Headquarters and launched Bombardier Defense as strategic expansion of its existing Specialized Aircraft division. The Bombardier US Headquarters is a key pillar in Bombardier's long-term strategy for its presence in the United States.

"Through the SkillBridge program, Bombardier will continue to grow its footprint in the United States," said Steve Patrick, Vice-President, Bombardier Defense, Bombardier. "We look forward to working with the DOD to ensure the best possible outcome for its service members and help pave the way for their continued success as they return to civilian life."