Tech Training Programs for Veterans

Written September 8th, 2022

Post Tags: culture, veterans

By Janet B. Nalls

According to a recent article in SC Media, there is a critical shortage of cybersecurity professionals, with nearly 715,000 unfilled roles in the U.S. alone. In order to close the gap, technology companies and universities partnering with the intelligence community are offering free tech training to interested parties, including military veterans and their spouses.

VET TEC – The Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC) program provides training in a variety of areas, including computer software, computer programming, data processing, and Information science. VET TEC training won’t count against your GI Bill entitlement and you need only one day of unexpired GI Bill benefits to participate. For more information send an email to vettecpartner@va.gov.  Click here for a list of VET TEC training providers.

IBM SkillsBuild – IBM provides a free, online, and self-paced learning platform that offers learning, support, and resources for secondary education (students aged 13-18) to adults. This learning platform is currently designed to supplement formal training available through VET TEC. In collaboration with Veterans Affairs, IBM created a customized learning plan for veterans that includes a skills assessment and an option to complete one digital credential. If you have any questions about SkillsBuild, please send an email to vettecpartner@va.gov.

Cybersecurity Workforce Certification Training – Purdue University Northwest in collaboration with Ivy Tech Community College, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), will establish a pilot Artificial Intelligence (AI)-Cybersecurity certification based national training program for transitioning military, veterans, and other adult trainees. For more information visit this link.

Veterans at NetCentrics are encouraged to share other learning resources in our Veteran’s ERG and in our company-wide Teams group, Watercooler.