Creating IT Futures Trains Veterans for Civilian IT Roles
Veterans are ideal candidates for the IT industry. They possess skills in high demand by the private sector—discipline, maturity, perseverance and the ability to think critically, solve problems and work effectively with others.
Our IT-Ready Technical Support program through CompTIA Tech Career Academy provides an on-ramp for adults to a successful career in information technology. The program offers training, certification preparation and connections to potential employers for qualifying adults who enjoy using technology, but who lack formal job experience in the IT field.
In our program, veterans of all occupational backgrounds and life experiences can quickly be trained to successfully enter the IT workforce – even if they don’t have prior IT experience.
IT-Ready Technical Support 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. Learn more about our partnership with Blue Star Families here.
Financial Assistance is Available
Grants are available to veterans, their spouses and caregivers to greatly reduce their tuition. In some cases, students enrolled in the IT-Ready Technical Support program can receive grants to cover the full cost of their tuition.
A Chance to Earn Certifications
Veterans who have technology experience often have the same training and skills as their civilian counterparts, but they lack professional certifications expected by civilian employers. IT-Ready offers the chance to fill in gaps in training required for employment in civilian positions.
Veterans Can Apply for the IT-Ready Technical Support Program
Find out more about the IT-Ready Technical Support program and how you can apply.
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