Metova Announces Partnership with DoD SkillBridge to Support Transitioning Service Members

Bentonville, AR— May 30, 2024 — Metova, a leading provider of custom software solutions and strategic technology services, is proud to announce its new partnership with the Department of Defense (DoD) SkillBridge program. This collaboration aims to provide transitioning service members with invaluable civilian work experience through industry training, apprenticeships, and internships as they transition from the military into the civilian workforce.

The DoD SkillBridge program connects highly trained and motivated service members with industry partners, offering real-world job experiences that ease their transition from military to civilian careers. Through this partnership, Metova will play a critical role in helping service members gain the necessary skills and experience to thrive in the civilian workforce.

Benefits for Service Members

Valuable Civilian Work Experience

Service members will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic, civilian environment, gaining hands-on experience in various roles.

Smooth Transition

Participants will continue receiving their military compensation and benefits during their training period, ensuring financial stability while they acquire new skills.

Career Opportunities

This program enhances the employability of service members, providing them with a strong foundation for a successful career post-service.

Benefits for Metova and the Industry

Access to a Skilled Workforce

Metova will benefit from the expertise, discipline, and dedication of service members, who bring a wealth of experience and a strong work ethic.

Customized Training Programs

By tailoring training programs to meet specific workforce needs, Metova can evaluate the suitability of participants for potential future employment, fostering long-term career opportunities.

Shedera’s Path from SkillBridge Intern to Full-Time Customer Success Manager at Metova

Shedera Bellamy, a standout participant in our SkillBridge internship program, has seamlessly transitioned into a full-time role as a Customer Success Manager at Metova

During her SkillBridge internship, Shedera leveraged her extensive military experience and honed her skills in a dynamic civilian work environment. She played a vital role in supporting our clients, ensuring their success with our solutions. 

Reflecting on her experience, Shedera shared, 

“During my Skillbridge internship at Metova, I gained invaluable industry experience, had access to endless resources and growth opportunities, and secured a full-time position at completion. The support I received throughout the entire process was unmatched. I’m beyond grateful for this opportunity!”

Shedera’s military background includes a distinguished tenure in the Air Force, where she served as a Fusion Intelligence Analyst at Joint-Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI, and later as a Mission Supervisor at Lackland AFB, TX. Her expertise in intelligence analysis, quality control, and crisis management has seamlessly translated to her civilian role, where she continues to demonstrate exceptional leadership and dedication.

Shedera is also academically accomplished, with a BS in Communications from Purdue University Global with a Project Management Professional certification. She is earning her Master of Science in Public Relations Innovation, Strategy, and Management from the University of Southern California.


Randy’s Path from SkillBridge Intern to Full-Time Director of Operations at Metova

Randy Gilbert’s remarkable journey from SkillBridge intern to full-time Director of Operations at Metova highlights the transformative power of the SkillBridge program. This initiative showcases how military personnel can seamlessly transition into pivotal civilian roles, driving innovation and operational excellence.

Randy’s impressive 21-year tenure in the Air Force saw him serve as a security forces craftsman, a geospatial imagery analyst, and a first sergeant. His career spanned diverse locations, including England, Turkey, The Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, North Dakota, Florida, and Virginia. This extensive experience honed his leadership and analytical skills, which he now brings to Metova.

At Metova, Randy’s military background and skills developed during the SkillBridge program bridge the gap between technical teams and executive management. He drives innovation and fosters a results-oriented culture. In just seven months, Randy has orchestrated success for multiple concurrent IT solutions and custom software projects. His expertise in process optimization and agile delivery, coupled with his ability to seamlessly navigate complex activities, has led teams to on-time launches and exceeded client expectations.

In addition to his military service, Randy holds a B.S. in Strategic Leadership and an M.S. in Management from Troy University. He is also a certified project management professional, further enhancing his ability to lead complex projects and deliver exceptional results.

Randy’s path from SkillBridge intern to Director of Operations at Metova exemplifies the value of integrating military expertise into the corporate environment, demonstrating the exciting possibilities the SkillBridge program offers for both veterans and employers.

“Metova has been instrumental in building on the foundation my military training provided. From day one, I was welcomed with open arms and supported by an amazing team. Metova challenged me to grow, allowed me to learn from my mistakes, and gave me the space to succeed. Team Metova is incredible!”

SkillBridge DoD Partners

Each year, approximately 200,000 U.S. Armed Forces members transition to civilian life, and the SkillBridge program plays a vital role in bridging the gap between military service and civilian employment. Metova is excited to be an authorized SkillBridge organization, dedicated to creating meaningful career development opportunities for service members.

For more information about the DOD SkillBridge program and how to participate, please visit the DOD SkillBridge website.

About Metova:

Metova is a leading provider of custom software solutions and strategic technology services, helping businesses transform their operations through innovative digital solutions. With a commitment to excellence and a passion for technology, Metova delivers high-quality products and services that meet the unique needs of its clients.


Alondra Cruz
Alondra Cruz