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NPower Texas Opens Recruitment for All Upcoming Veterans Information Technology Training Classes Including Advanced Classes in Cybersecurity and Coding

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The programs are all offered at no cost to participants. Applications are open to military veterans or veteran spouses in Texas.

DALLAS, TX (PRWEB) August 10, 2017

National nonprofit NPower, announces today that recruitment is now open for the next cohort of students of the NPower flagship program, Tech Fundamentals and advanced training programs, Coding and Cybersecurity, for the North Texas area.

The Tech Fundamentals program is offered free of charge to low income young adults as well as veterans and veteran spouses. It is a 22-week intensive course that involves IT training, professional skills coaching, corporate site visits, technology certifications such as the CompTIA A+, a paid internship and job assistance. Coding is offered as a 12-week intensive with mentoring from senior level front-end and back-end developers, the opportunity to learn in-demand certifications (HTML, CSS, Javascript, SQL, Linux) and includes job placement assistance. NPower's Cybersecurity program is a 26-week intensive, including 14-weeks of in class instruction followed by 12-weeks of paid internship placement. As in all previous programs, the Cybersecurity program includes access to mentoring from industry professionals, site visits and other professional development.

The NPower Texas program is one of two NPower locations that focuses entirely on veterans and veteran spouses. By providing an alternative training module and pathway to technology careers, the program aims to help local veterans transition to civilian employment as well as fill important gaps in employment due to lack of skilled entry-level workers in the region. The programs in Texas have a proven success rate. The two most recent Tech Fundamentals programs had a graduation rate that was higher than the national average, as were the initial offerings of Coding, which had an average graduation rate of over 90% and Cybersecurity's last class graduated a record 100% of enrolled students.

"Undoubtedly the numbers tell us that these are the kind of training programs our veterans want and need," said Russ Medina, Regional Director of NPower Texas, "and we owe it to them to continue to improve our offerings, both from a training perspective but also by establishing more partnerships with local employers." In general, NPower programs, which are offered to veterans and/or young adults from vulnerable communities, depending on the region, boast an overall success rate of fulltime placement in jobs or education of 80% within one year of program completion. NPower New Jersey is currently the only location to offer the program to both demographics. The workforce development program is always offered free of charge and curriculum is informed by industry leaders who volunteer their time and expertise to the nonprofit organization.

Those interested in applying for the next Tech Fundamentals class in Texas can find more information by visiting http://www.npower.org/northtexas    

Space is extremely limited and those interested are encouraged to apply early.

One of the most challenging hurdles for NPower has been in breaking down barriers to employment for individuals who have not completed a college degree but possess the skills needed to fill important gaps in employment. NPower is always looking to expand their employer network and provide pathways to IT careers for our students. If you are interested in hiring an NPower intern or graduate or in becoming a corporate partner, please visit http://www.npower.org/Contact/Support-Us.aspx

About NPower
NPower is a national nonprofit, founded in 2002, that creates pathways to economic prosperity by launching IT careers for military veterans and young adults from underserved communities. We empower under-represented talent to pursue tech futures by teaching the technical and professional skills demanded by the marketplace, and engaging corporations, volunteers and nonprofits in the long-term success of their students. NPower programs are free to qualified students. For more information, visit http://www.npower.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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