Many Comcast employees have proudly served their country, and we believe it’s our duty to make sure our veteran workforce is well-served with as many opportunities as possible.
That is why we established the Veterans Network (VetNet) Employee Resource Group. This group offers mentoring programs and networking opportunities to help members grow professionally and personally.
Ralph Alcala, director of learning and development for Comcast University in Michigan, came to our company after completing his service in the United States Navy.
“I was a second class radioman also called a telecommunications specialist in the Navy, which is now called an information technology specialist,” said Alcala. “I read an article in the Sunday paper that said the cable industry was planning to launch Internet and telephone service, so I applied for a job as a technician.”
Alcala thought the company was a good fit for him because he had the skills needed to become a technician and make a career for himself.
“Entering the civilian workforce was intimidating,” stated Alcala. “I knew my mission in the Navy, but didn’t know how to transfer that professionalism and focus on completing the mission into the civilian workforce to be successful.”
Fortunately for Alcala, he had a friend who knew a fellow veteran that worked for Comcast. “Networking with other veterans on the job can help a lot and VetNet is an excellent employee resource group that helps fellow veterans assimilate in a new work environment,” added Alcala. “Civilian culture is different than what we had in the service.”
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