Wednesday June 29, 2016 0 comments
DENVER -- Galvanize announced eligible U.S. military veterans and their dependents may now use the GI Bill to pay for tech training at its Golden Triangle campus.
Galvanize offers unique, industry-leading, fully immersive data engineering, data science and Web development programs that teach students the skills they need to get high-paying jobs and build long-lasting careers in technology.
"Galvanize is committed to outreach efforts that foster a more inclusive tech industry by offering opportunities for veterans and others,” said Jim Deters, company CEO.
“We are honored to provide military members, their families, and veterans with rewarding tech skills and career pathways after their military service is completed.”
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently more than 500,000 open positions in the U.S. in technology fields such as Web development and data science.
Using the GI Bill at training facilities like Galvanize will accelerate career options for millions of veterans and allow them to enter the workforce more quickly than other options, such as traditional four-year degrees, the company said.
To expedite tech careers, Galvanize not only partners directly with employers and industry leaders but also models its curriculum on their needs and matches graduates with jobs.
“Just about every good job requires some tech ability,” said Tyler Maier, U.S. Navy veteran, who is using the GI Bill to learn Web development at the Golden Triangle campus. “So learning a valuable tech skill like software opens a lot doors. For vets, that’s often all we need.”
The new GI Bill opportunities underscore Galvanize’s on-going commitment to serve veterans and other underrepresented populations.
In March, Galvanize convened their second Tech Inclusion summit to highlight the need to open career options in the tech industry among women, minorities, and overlooked constituencies, including veterans.
Galvanize also works closely on the White House’s TechHire initiative, comprised of 50 states, cities, and regions that are building an ecosystem where governments, employers and training providers develop a pipeline of diverse, non-traditional talent -- including veterans -- to meet employers’ rapidly growing IT demands.
Eligible veterans, as well as anyone interested in applying for Galvanize’s data science, data software or Web development programs can visit http://www.galvanize.com/gi-bill for more information, including the application process and other details.