Hire Heroes USA is proud to partner with organizations that connect transitioning military members, veterans and military spouses with career training opportunities. The organizations featured on this page offer free training opportunities to Hire Heroes USA clients, or scholarships for training programs.
Onward to Opportunity (O2O) is a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Defense, the Schultz Family Foundation, and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University to bring no cost civilian career training to eligible military members and their spouses. In partnership with Onward to Opportunity, Hire Heroes USA will provide personalized career coaching and mentoring to participants as they complete their training. We will also work with partnered employers to match hiring criteria with a participant’s experience and skills. Then, we will coordinate interviews on behalf of the participants with employers. For more information, visit onward2opportunity.com.
Shaw Academy believes very strongly in giving back, and they’ve chosen Hire Heroes USA as an avenue to do so by offering a variety of free courses to our clients. Certification is provided following the completion of the course. You can see a full list of available courses by visiting: www.shawacademy.com/hireheroesusa.
Code Platoon is a nonprofit organization that prepares veterans for careers in software development. The training program is a 14-week, on-site program that teaches veterans everything they need to know to be successful junior developers using the Ruby on Rails stack. Unlike other code boot camps, Code Platoon is for veterans only. The demand for software developers is growing. Yet, job-seeking veterans struggle to find work. Code Platoon’s solution is simple: turn skilled veterans into quality programmers. All veterans are guaranteed $10,500 scholarships to its program. To learn more about Code Platoon and to apply for this training program, visit: codeplatoon.org
The SANS VetSuccess Immersion Academy is an intensive, accelerated training program for veterans. It provides SANS world class training and GIAC certifications to quickly and effectively launch careers in cybersecurity. The program is 100% scholarship based, and it includes SANS Training Excellence, hands-on skills, hyper current content, world-class instructors, GIAC certifications, and connections to employers. Interested veterans can register at: sans.org/cybertalent/immersion-academy.
Wind power is one of the fastest growing sources of electrical power in the world, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. And, as technologies rapidly change, the communications tower industry continues to flourish to keep us all connected.
The Airstreams Renewables accelerated 240-hour Renewable Energy and Communications Tower Technician Program offers a complete complement of safety and technical lessons designed to provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of wind energy and communication towers – to prepare you for an entry-level position in the industries.
Airstreams Renewables is proud to be approved through the Department of Defense Skill Bridge program, offering civilian job training to active duty transitioning service members. Airstreams is also approved by the U.S. Army Human Resource Command to offer our industry recognized training at the following locations: Tehachapi, CA and Active Duty at Fort Irwin, CA; Fort Bliss, TX; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA. To learn more, check click here: www.air-streams.com/Pages/Active-Duty-CSP
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 11 and the Los Angeles County Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association offer several different apprenticeship programs through the Electrical Training Institute that are “earn as you learn” in the field that you choose. Currently they offer four different programs in the Los Angeles area:
Inside Wireman: A five-year program of on-the-job and classroom training in all commercial and industrial electrical applications, including installation of power and light, controls, and all types of electrical equipment.
Intelligent Transportation Systems: A four-year program consisting of both on-the-job and classroom training in innovative traffic signal, street lighting, and freeway systems technology.
Voice Data Video: A complete program incorporating on-the-job training and six semesters of related classroom training, leading to the classification of VDV installer.
Residential Program: A new three-year program incorporating on-the-job and related classroom instruction in residential wiring and electrical construction.
Approximately 50% of each class consisting of veterans. The testing requirement is waived for veterans who: served at least four years; were honorably discharged; and, are within 5 years of their separation date at the time of their application to the program. This program offers a great avenue to a new post-military career! There is no cost for the apprenticeship program, which is accredited by both the Department of Labor and the Department of Veteran Affairs.
To learn more, go to: www.laett.com
The EnCorps Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) Military Pathway transitions STEM professionals into teachers by recruiting military veterans who have a passion for STEM knowledge and its application. The EnCorps STEM Military Pathway recruits, selects, trains and supports experienced STEM professionals from the military into new careers as teachers, providing children in low-performing schools with excellent math and science education. EnCorps has partnered with the federal organization Troops to Teachers, a U.S. Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin new careers as teachers in public schools. Once connected to EnCorps, military veterans are able to access our application process in the same way that all other applicants can. EnCorps staff takes special care to accommodate veterans’ specific requests and needs.
Fellowship Applications for the 2016 fall cycle of our STEM Teachers Program will be accepted through May 15th, 2016. EnCorps will re-open its annual Fellowship application cycle in September, 2016 for fall, 2017 Fellowships. No current teaching credential is required.
If you know of someone, and/or believe you have a calling and passion for technical teaching to change lives, please visit encorps.org to get started.
Long Beach City College‘s award-winning, nationally recognized Workforce Development Department provides high-quality, career-focused training. Programs are designed to match current industry needs, and to position students and workers for success with the support of industry-certified training, as well as a dedicated faculty and staff.
Harbor Driver Training Program – This 14-week training program offers instruction, certification and licensing for commercial truck drivers (CDL Class A) qualified to haul hazardous freight and cleared to operate within the Los Angeles and Long Beach port complexes. This training program prepares students for careers as short-haul truck drivers and assists graduates with job placement within the local port trucking industry.
LINCS Supply Chain Management – LINCS is a national, entry-level supply chain management education and certification program targeted at new, as well as employed, workers in this field. LBCC is part of a national consortium of 12 colleges and universities that have developed eight new industry recognized certification training programs in supply chain management. Training classes are less than 40 hours and prepare participants to take the SCPro Fundamentals certification exam offered by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.
These programs above are offered are at no cost to participants and job placement assistance is provided at the completion of the program. Veterans and their spouses receive priority consideration for all programs. For more information about the program call (562)-938-3248 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Asbury Technical Institute (ATI) is a technical training center designed by Asbury Automotive Group to recruit and train its own technicians. This entry-level course provides automotive technicians with the basic skill set to be able to safely perform common tasks. The 12-week training course is held Monday through Friday from 7am to 4pm and teaches fundamentals of the shop. Classes are designed with manufacturers to make sure industry demands for skill set are met. You will get hands-on experience with both import and domestic brands. This course offers a salary while you are in training. You will also receive a tool kit and be placed in an Asbury dealership upon graduation. For more information, visit: www.asburycareers.com/asbury-technical-institute
The FDM Veterans Initiative provides paid, no-cost vocational training in disciplines with both a business and technical focus, followed by commercial employment working with our prestigious clients as IT professionals. Accommodation assistance is available for out-of-state candidates who are not currently based in a commutable distance of either our NYC or metro DC center. A number of FDM’s courses have been reviewed and approved by American Military University for the award of up to 21 semester hour credits towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology. FDM is also a vendor with the Department of Veterans Affairs under the Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation and Education Program.
Following completion of the training, successful candidates represent FDM on client sites and support our clients’ technology and business requirements for a minimum of 2 years as FDM Consultants. FDM works with more than 160 prestigious clients around the globe in a number of exciting industries. Our trained FDM Consultants work in specialties including: Software Development; Application Support; Info/Cyber Security, Risk, Regulation and Compliance; DevOps; Project / Business Analysis; and more.
In addition to passing FDM’s Assessment Day, which evaluates your technical aptitude and ability to successfully complete the training, applicants should possess the following:
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- An analytical approach and problem solving abilities
- Proven ability to work under pressure and in fast-paced environments
- Excellent attention to detail and time management abilities
- Able to commit to work for FDM for a minimum of two years
- Available to complete the paid training at FDM’s NYC or Reston, VA center (training ranges from 10-16 weeks, depending on the stream)
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at: www.fdmgroup.com/us/apply
Are you an organization that offers training programs to transitioning military members, veterans and spouses, and would like to partner with Hire Heroes USA? Please contact our Director of Employment Opportunities, Liz Reyes.