These days – for various reasons – we spend so much of our time on the internet. Now more than ever, we rely on the internet to catch up on news, shop, and even play virtual gaming.
Now, Veterans and their families can be a part of shaping the online experience with free, virtual training and certification in technology and digital skills, offered by NPower.
The U.S. is the world’s largest technology market. With the fastest growing economic sector and many job opportunities in these areas, there’s never been a better time to gain the skills for a more secure future. NPower’s free, virtual training and certifications are offered in tech fundamentals, cybersecurity, cloud computing, and coding.
Navy Veteran Anthony Shaw used NPower’s training and internship program to help lift himself from homelessness, and now is an IT Project Manager. “I absolutely love what I do, and am grateful for this opportunity [with NPower].”
What to expect
NPower currently operates programs in Texas, California and New Jersey. Veterans and their spouses can apply online for any of these training courses. They can then speak to an NPower team member, attend a virtual information session to ask any questions, participate in a virtual interview, and start classes to launch their IT career.
After 16 weeks of intensive hands-on technical and soft-skills training, students are placed in a 7-week paid internship with top corporations and nonprofits for on-the-job experience. Veterans and spouses can also benefit from NPower’s mentoring, employment readiness workshops, and job placement assistance.
Army Veteran Raymond R. also took a chance on being all he could be and, after training and interning through NPower, is now an Infrastructure Delivery Manager with a large company. “I can honestly say that the reason I’m here is because of the training and mentorship I received from NPower.”
As a NPower alumni, Veterans can access a growing network in technology, as well as advanced programs, professional workshops, panel events, and can even give back to the community as a guest lecturer, mentor, or NPower ambassador.
Click here to learn more about your eligibility and the application process to start your career in digital technology. Virtual classes start Sept. 8, 2020.
*This blog was updated July 22, 2020 with additional information.*
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