Tech Training Opportunities For Military and Veterans
Updated | Caroline Sposto
Tech Training Opportunities You May Not Know About
Jobs in technology tend to be abundant, interesting, and well-paid. In addition, they often offer more flexibility, job mobility, and work/life balance than many other careers.
If information and training are the only things keeping you from pursuing a technology career, there are different ways to overcome those obstacles. Now is the time to act because the tech industry is currently seeking to diversify its workforce.
Employers and educational programs are actively recruiting women, people of color, and veterans. Just as there is a wide spectrum of tech careers, there is also a varied list of resources for you. Who knows? Something on the list below may have the life-changing opportunity you’re looking for:
The VetTec Program stands for Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses. If you want to gain computer experience to start or advance your career in the high-technology industry, find out if you’re eligible for this new Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC) program that matches veterans with a leading training provider to help vets develop high-tech skills. You can learn more about this VA program here.
CyberCorps® has a Scholarship For Service (SFS) program designed to recruit and train the next generation of information technology professionals, industrial control system security professionals, and security managers to meet the needs of the cybersecurity mission for Federal, State, local, and tribal governments.
This program provides scholarships for up to 3 years of support for cybersecurity undergraduate and graduate education. The scholarships are funded through grants awarded by the National Science Foundation. In return for their scholarships, recipients must agree to work after graduation for the U.S. Government, in a position related to cybersecurity, for a period equal to the length of the scholarship.
ManTech International Corporation
ManTech International Corporation offers cybersecurity professionals training and apprenticeships in conjunction with Purdue University. Right now everything is online.
Manpower Academy of Advanced Manufacturing
Manpower Academy of Advanced Manufacturing is a no-cost, 12-week, comprehensive program with paid hands-on training. Students will study and gain certifications in Industrial Automation and Control System(IACS), Programmable Logic Controllers, and Human Machine Interfaces(HMI).
Microsoft Software & Systems Academy
Microsoft Software & Systems Academy provides an 18-week (or two 9-week terms) training for high-demand careers in cloud development, cloud administration, cybersecurity administration, or database and business intelligence administration. Program graduates have an opportunity to interview for a full-time job at Microsoft or one or more of their hiring partners.
NPower was designed to help military veterans and young adults from underserved communities get into tech careers by offering tuition-free training in Tech Fundamentals, Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing and Coding.
The NS2 Serves program is a free, three-month intensive training course that equips Veterans, active duty military and and Gold Star spouses with valuable skills for today’s high-tech, in-demand careers.
Tech Qualled Launchpad Academy offers a comprehensive 7-week training program was designed for veterans who are looking to pursue a Sales career in the High Tech industry.
Last, but not least, if you’re still in the process of transitioning to civilian life, the SkillBridge program can help connect you with industry partners and the real-world job experience you need.
Caroline Sposto is a writer, actor, and the founder of Savvy Civility, an educational company that specializes in civilian role play training. She has a passion for the arts, education, and small business.