U.S. Veterans

Learn More About IT-Ready

Turn Your Military skills into a technology career

Intense IT Training, Free to Vets


IT-Ready Technical Support is a free program that provides an on-ramp for adults to a successful career in information technology. We offer education, training and job placement for qualifying unemployed and under-employed adults who enjoy using technology, but who lack formal job experience in the IT field.

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In partnership with Wounded Warriors Project® (WWP), the course is underwritten by grants and financial donations, so that veterans, their spouses and caregivers can attend classes for free.


In our program, veterans of all occupational backgrounds and life experiences can be trained quickly to successfully enter the IT workforce – even if they don’t have prior IT experience.


Veterans possess skills in high demand by the private sector – such as discipline, maturity, perseverance, and the ability to think critically, solve problems and work effectively with others.


Veterans who do have technology experience often have the same training and skills as their civilian counterparts, but they lack the professional certifications expected by civilian employers. IT-Ready Technical Support offers veterans the chance to identify and fill in any gaps in training required for employment in civilian positions.


Our program is also open to military spouses, because IT is also a great field for them, providing skills that can accompany them as they transfer for duty assignments. 


If you think IT-Ready Technical Support could be for you, visit our application page.


Looking for other opportunities as well? Visit our Veteran Resources page.

Isiah Rafos

When Isiah’s dream of becoming a firefighter for the Air Force was extinguished, IT-Ready offered him a viable new path.

Brittian McIntosh

When Brittian left the Navy with electronics expertise and professional commendations, he assumed his transition into the civilian workforce would be an easy one. It wasn’t. IT-Ready gave McIntosh skills and credentials to kick-start a new career.

Jonathan Parsons

IT-Ready gave Jonathan, a former Army intelligence analyst, the tools he needed to deploy his military experience into a civilian tech role that earned family-sustaining wages.

Cha Yang

After eight years of military service in the Marines, Cha was ready to put down roots closer to home. IT-Ready provided the necessary training to grow his new career. 

Michael Dauffenbach

In 2012, IT-Ready gave Michael, a National Guardsman transitioning into the civilian workforce, the knowledge and skills he needed to secure full-time employment in the IT industry.

Phao Thor Holding Certificate

To provide for his family, Army veteran Phao set his own dreams aside. IT-Ready equipped him with the skills and confidence he needed to make new dreams come true. 

Brant Brackes

National Guardsman Brant had been out of work for nearly two years when he heard about IT-Ready. Fast-forward eight weeks later, IT-Ready had equipped him with the skills needed to launch a successful — and financially secure — tech career. 


Joshua of the Iowa Army National Guard struggled with finding the right training and education program to help him transition from military life and service, to civilian life and a career, until he found IT-Ready.