So much of our time is spent online, now more than ever, as people catch up on news, shop, and even participate in virtual gaming. With the pandemic, many are turning to online resources for professional development and training.
Now Veterans and Veteran spouses in Texas, California, New Jersey, and Maryland can be a part of shaping that online experience, with free, virtual training and certification in technology and digital skills, offered by NPower. If you have ever used a tactical radio, navigated with GPS, or mastered any video games, you already have the foundation to learn the skills to land a job in technology.
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].”
The United States is the world’s largest technology market and technology is the fastest growing economic sector. With 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.
Who is Eligible
- Military Veterans, Reservists, or spouses of Military Veterans, currently serving or honorably discharged, and legally authorized to work in the U.S.
- Must live in or near the following cities:
- Dallas, Texas
- San Francisco Bay Area, California
- Newark or Jersey City, New Jersey
- Baltimore, Maryland
- For more information on your eligibility, click on NPower’s contact page HERE to connect with a representative in your state.
How to Apply
Eligible applicants can click HERE for more information on the application process and to start their application. Interested applicants must enroll and graduate from NPower’s Tech Fundamentals program before they are eligible to apply for NPower’s advanced training programs. Learn more about the Tech Fundamentals program HERE. Tech Fundamentals is NPower’s introductory course on the basics of IT with real world application and credentials, with the opportunity to earn one or more industry-recognized CompTIA certifications.
What to expect
Eligible applicants can start their application process online. Click HERE for more information on the application process. There will be a series of interviews to assess applicants’ eligibility and fit for the program. Applicants can speak to an NPower team member, and attend a virtual information session to ask any questions. After participating in virtual interviews and being accepted into the NPower program, students can start their virtual classes to launch their IT career.
After 16 weeks of intensive hands-on technical and soft-skills training, students are placed in a 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. NPower also offers professional development classes in resume writing, interviewing skills, and other job readiness skills.
As an 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. Click HERE for Frequently Asked Questions about NPower.
*This blog was updated in July 2020, September 2020 and January 2021, with additional information.*
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