The Walter Kaitz Foundation
The Walter Kaitz Foundation stands at the center of the cable industry’s long-standing commitment to diversity as it seeks to advance the contributions of women and multi-ethnic professionals in cable. Through the funds we raise, the organizations we support, and the programs we produce, the Walter Kaitz Foundation serves as a catalyst for increasing diversity in cable in three areas – its workforce, its supplier base and its programming.
Each fall, the Kaitz Dinner brings together leaders from across the media and communications industries to build significant support for the advancement of inclusion and diversity throughout our businesses. Learn more about this important event that continues our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Supporting Our Veterans
Military veterans have long been recognized as an outstanding talent pool. Their extensive leadership and teamwork experience make them an ideal workforce – especially in a fast moving, ever changing industry like cable. With so many experienced men and women returning home and seeking careers, cable companies know the value in hiring military veterans and their families.
Debuting in September 2015, Mission Media is a signature program of the cable industry to further the industry’s efforts to encourage recent military veterans to join cable’s ranks. Developed by the industry’s Veterans Advisory Council under the chairmanship of NCTA President and CEO Michael Powell, and led by the Cable & Telecommunications Human Resources Association (CTHRA), Mission Media stems from the collective desire of companies in the cable industry to take a systematic, industry-level approach to the hiring of veterans, retaining them, and promoting the cable industry as a desirable place to work.
In 2018, Mission Media launched its newest initiative, Models of Success, a collection of case studies focused on employers’ best practices for recruiting, onboarding and retaining veterans. Models of Success also includes spotlights of veterans who have successfully transitioned into careers within the cable and media entertainment industry. This first issue of Models of Success focused on Spectrum's veteran hiring initiatives. The second issue focused on Comcast's veteran onboarding and retention strategies will be released in November 2018.
Learn more about Mission Media and their work by visiting their website.
Military Veterans in the Cable Industry - Leading By Example: Rose Roth
Military Veterans in the Cable Industry - Essential Skills, Essential Personnel
Military Veterans in the Cable Industry - The Scope of Success: Greg O'Brien
Military Veterans in the Cable Industry - Invest in Experience: Devin Constant