Dow announces Military Degree Equivalency (MDE) program for U.S. and Canada

MDE program exemplifies Dow’s efforts to create a more inclusive work environment where diverse backgrounds and levels of experience are welcome and valued

MIDLAND, Mich. – November 11, 2020 – Today, Dow (NYSE: DOW) announced the launch of a unique program that will level the playing field for veterans with relevant military experience of E6 ranking or greater (OR6 for Canada) as equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree for U.S. and Canada job postings. The E6 ranking translates to 8-12 years of experience and has generally equivalent responsibilities across all branches of the military.

The Military Degree Equivalency (MDE) program affords individuals with extensive military background the opportunity to bring their broad scope of training and education, experience in leadership and understanding of performing in high pressure situations into a successful career at Dow.

“Data has shown that when veterans join Dow the broad range of experience they bring with them is directly in line with the qualities and skillset we are looking for in an employee,” shared Rich Wells, Vice President U.S. Gulf Coast Operations, Site Director for Texas Operations and Managing Sponsor for Dow’s VetNet Employee Resource Group. “I’m delighted to see this MDE program embraced by our Company so that we can continue to attract and retain good talent while providing even more opportunities for military veterans wanting to join Team Dow.”

Watch this short video with Dow VetNet Executive Sponsor Jane Palmieri, President Industrial Intermediates and Infrastructure and John Lowry, Assist. Secretary Veterans’ Employment and Training for the U.S. Department of Labor as they explain the business case for hiring veterans and how this MDE program will be a win-win for both veterans and Dow.

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Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure and consumer care. Dow operates 109 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 36,500 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $43 billion in 2019. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

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