Enhance Your Career with Education and Training
Hire Heroes USA proudly partners with organizations offering scholarships or skills-based training to military members, veterans and military spouses. If you are interested in or have questions about any of these opportunities, please contact the program directly.
Guild provides college advising to military members, veterans and military spouses. Guild college advisors help you explore university options and navigate the GI Bill benefits process.
Find out more at hireheroes.guildeducation.com.
Georgia VECTR Center
The Georgia VECTR Center provides unique, accelerated programs to abbreviate the process of receiving certifications and degrees at no cost for transitioning active duty military members. Programs of study include Air Conditioning Technology, Cisco Networking, Commercial Truck Driving, Welding, and more.
To learn more, visit www.gavectr.org.
Onward to Opportunity (O2O)
O2O is a career skills program through the Institute for Veterans and Military Families that provides civilian career training, professional certifications and job placement support to transitioning service members, members of the Reserves or National Guard, veterans, and military spouses. Both classroom and web-based training are available.
For more information, visit onward2opportunity.com.
Coursera delivers world-class content taught by top instructors from over 190 of the world’s leading universities and organizations. From data science and machine learning to professional development, Coursera’s wide-selection of courses will help you build the most in-demand skills.
To get started, register for Hire Heroes’ services and let your Transition Specialist know you’d like to take courses through Coursera.
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American Corporate Partners
American Corporate Partners (ACP) is a national nonprofit organization focused on helping returning veterans and active duty spouses find their next careers through one-on-one mentoring, networking and online career advice.
Sign up for free at www.acp-usa.org.
TradeForce is a program to help U.S. veterans start or expand a career in the skilled trades. TradeForce offers free thermography training provided by its U.S.Infrared Training Center (ITC). The need for more qualified thermal imaging experts, or thermographers, across industries continues to grow in areas such as electrical, building inspection, moisture remediation, HVAC, and gas inspection.
Veterans completing the training course requirements and a field assignment will receive a Level I – Fundamentals of Thermography Certification and are eligible to receive a FLIR E8 thermal camera to help start their skilled trade career. Free program is limited to veterans who are within 12 months before separation from the military OR less than 5 years after separation. For more information, follow this link: www.flir.com/tradeforce
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CSS Learning Academy
CCS Learning Academy in southern California offers a classroom-based talent development and placement program for veterans, preparing them for in-demand roles in Microsoft Business Intelligence.
To learn more, visit www.ccslearningacademy.com/veterans.
SANS VetSuccess Immersion Academy
The SANS VetSuccess Immersion Academy is an intensive, accelerated cybersecurity training program, open to transitioning veterans and those transitioned in the last five years and not currently working in a cybersecurity civilian role. Military spouses are also eligible for select Academies. SANS CyberTalent Immersion Academies are 100% scholarship-based and no cost to participants.
To learn more, click here.
Covered 6 offers specialized vocational job training for veterans in 5-week security academy programs. Their three (3) programs consist of a comprehensive curriculum enabling veterans to have optimal career placement in the private sector. The programs include Executive Protection, Physical Security Specialist, and Cyber Security Technician Programs. Covered 6 accepts the Post 9/11 GI Bill ® for qualified veterans and/or their families.
For more information, visit here or call (805) 926-2055.
Flatiron School is one of the leading coding boot camps, catering to those interested in pursuing careers in code, data science, or UX/UI design. They have multiple campus locations in addition to online coursework.
For more information, visit flatironschool.com.
AristaLearn + Illinois Valley Community College
AristaLearn has partnered with Illinois Valley Community College to bring you the IT Leadership Certificate Program which is fully approved by the Post 9-11 GI Bill. In 24 weeks, students will gain 10-12 of the hottest industry certifications and get to try out some of the world’s best collaboration tools. Courses are online and full-time students are eligible for 50% of their housing allowance per the Post 9-11 GI Bill.
To learn more, visit AristaLearn.com.
Road to Hire
Road to Hire is a nonprofit that provides paid professional training, development, and entry-level job placement for high school graduates, ages 17-25, in the Charlotte, NC, metro area. They have two academies, Technology & Sales, which allow students to develop personally and professionally. Program graduates are placed in high growth roles with leading employers in the Charlotte area.
To learn more, visit roadtohire.org.
Wind power is one of the fastest growing sources of electrical power in the world. The Airstreams Renewables accelerated 240-hour Renewable Energy and Communications Tower Technician Program offers a complete complement of safety and technical lessons designed to prepare you for an entry-level position in the industry.
To learn more, visit air-streams.com/Pages/Active-Duty-CSP.
New Horizons Computer Learning Centers
New Horizons offers certification training and job placement assistance in IT, desktop applications, project management, and business. New Horizons delivers cutting-edge training led by certified instructors. We proudly work with the industry’s top vendors, such as Microsoft, CompTIA, Cisco and PMI, to offer the latest authorized courses.
To learn more, visit nhworkforcedevelopment.com
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 11 and the Los Angeles County Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association offers several different apprenticeship programs at no cost to students. Apprenticeships are granted through the Electrical Training Institute and are paid opportunities. They offer four different programs in the Los Angeles, CA, area.
To learn more, visit www.laett.com
EnCorps STEM Military Pathway
The EnCorps STEM Military Pathway, located in California, transitions military veterans and spouses who have experience in science, technology, engineering, and math fields into middle and high school teachers.
To learn more, visit encorps.org.
Apprenti provides a proven pathway for underrepresented groups, including veterans, to gain training, certification and placement within the talent-hungry tech industry. Through registered apprenticeship, apprentices gain the technical training, certifications and on-the-job training necessary to transition into tech occupations, such as Data Center Technician, Software Developer, Network Security Administrator and more.
For more information, visit ApprentiCareers.org.
Gainsight’s Pulse+ offers training and industry certification in Customer Success Management. Courses are taught by some of the most experienced people in the field, leaving participants with a rock-solid foundational understanding of necessary key elements. These courses are a great introduction for veterans considering a career in Customer Success.
For more information, visit customersuccessuniversity.gainsight.com/catalog.
FDM Veterans Initiative
The FDM Veterans Initiative provides no-cost vocational training with both a business and technical focus, followed by employment working with our prestigious clients as IT professionals. After completion of training, successful candidates represent FDM on client sites for a minimum of 2 years as FDM Consultants in specialties including: Software Development; Application Support; Info/Cyber Security, Risk, Regulation and Compliance; DevOps; Project / Business Analysis; and more.
Apply online at fdmgroup.com/us/apply.
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals is a non-profit membership association that provides networking, career development, and educational opportunities to the logistics and supply chain management community. CSCMP’s SCPro™ certifications are designed to educate and advance professionals in the supply chain and logistics field. All certification exams offered by CSCMP are 100% reimbursable by the G.I. Bill.
The Brewing and Distilling Center, Inc.
The Brewing and Distilling Center Inc. is an authorized and GI Bill-approved trade school that trains and educates individuals to become certified beer brewers and spirits distillers in the fun and rapidly-expanding craft beer and distilled spirits industries. BDC offers a 13-week, 154-hour Professional Brewing/Distilling Technology (PBDT) certificate program and job placement assistance. In addition to traditional on-ground training, the 2020 Fall PBDT Session will be offered with an Online Live-Streaming option
For more information, go to www.brewinganddistillingcenter.com, email email@example.com or call 865.622.7511.
NPower is a national non-profit organization that provides intensive technology training, paid internships, and job placement assistance free of charge for veterans and military spouses in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, Northern New Jersey, and the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to an entry-level Tech Fundamentals program, NPower also offers multiple paths for advanced IT coursework and credentialing including Cybersecurity, Coding, and Cloud Computing.
To learn more, visit npower.org.
Heavy Construction Academy
The Heavy Construction Academy of Brentwood, New Hampshire, trains and certifies men and women to operate nine state of the art pieces of heavy machinery. They combine hands-on training with classroom instruction over a 6 week program to provide each student with the skills to attain valuable Equipment Operator Certifications. The Academy also provides all students with lodging, transportation to and from school, protective gear, and some meals.
To learn more, visit operator-academy.com.
WholePoint Systems offers a free, 4-week course in understanding the data center industry, the Certified Mission Critical Operator (CMCO) certification, and how systems work together to make the industry run. A combination of online/virtual training, hands on/visual aids, and speakers, presenters, and shadowing opportunities in these critical facilities from industry partners is utilized.
To learn more, visit www.wholepointsystems.com.
Perfect Technician Academy
The Perfect Technician Academy is a school for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), created out of the need for a fast-track training program that could develop technicians ready to perform at high levels entering the industry. They provide accelerated training in HVAC, along with job placement.
Visit www.PerfectTechnicianAcademy.com to learn more.
Claim Academy is a 9 week accelerated or 12 week immersion coding bootcamp that prepares veterans and their spouses for entry into the talent-hungry field of technology. We teach students Full-Stack Java and Full- Stack C#/.NET software development, as well as career skills to prepare them for entry into the tech workforce. Graduates of either the 9 or the 12 week program receive the same certifications upon graduation. The certifications and the curriculum are taught at industry-standards. Claim Academy is approved through the Missouri Department of Higher Education and the US Department of Labor. Veterans can use their VA educational benefits.
For more information visit us at https://claimacademystl.com/veterans.php
Academy of Advanced Manufacturing
ManpowerGroup and Rockwell Automation have partnered to create The Academy of Advanced Manufacturing is a 12-week, expense-free intensive program, designed specifically for veterans. AAM combines technical classroom training and hands-on lab experience with professional development and soft skills training necessary to become a highly trained Automation/Instrumentation/Controls Technician. AAM takes care of your expenses during the 12 weeks of certification training including lodging, food, computer, tools, software, hardware and transportation to and from the training facility in addition to a modest salary for 40 -46 hours of training each week.
To learn more or to apply, visit go.manpowergroup.us/aam
Facility Solutions Group (FSG)
FSG’s Veteran Apprentice Training Program offers veterans an opportunity to get paid while receiving no-cost training as an apprentice electrician. Accepted candidates won’t just get a job. We want to see veterans take their military training to civilian life, where they can excel in a career. FSG’s veteran apprentices have access to in-house instructor-led courses in traditional classrooms or through ZOOM video distance learning. Our apprentice programs are four or five-year classroom and OJT training utilizing the NCCER curriculum.
To learn more about the program visit us at Veteran Apprentice Program.
SkillStorm hires entry-level and junior software engineers, trains them in enterprise level technologies and places them with our Fortune 1000 clients. SkillStorm has a strong focus on hiring veterans and offers additional compensation for people with active security clearances. For veterans, no programming background or degree is necessary to join SkillStorm.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to its veteran-focused recruiters.
CareerCircle is a free digital community focused on helping you take the next steps toward reaching your career goals. CareerCircle is passionate about connecting you with the necessary skills, resources, and job search assistance you need for the career you deserve. When you join the CareerCircle Community, its team will ensure that you feel supported throughout the job seeking process, and assist in opening doors to opportunities!
For more information and to register, please follow this link: https://www.careercircle.com/campaign/hire-heroes
New York Film Academy
The New York Film Academy College of Visual & Performing Arts (NYFA) teaches students the art of filmmaking and related visual and performing arts through blending traditional school instruction with practical, hands-on experience. NYFA is one of the largest independent international film and acting schools in the world and is nationally accredited and regionally accredited by the Western Associations. It has campuses in Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; and New York City, as well as branch campuses in Gold Coast, Australia and Florence, Italy.
NYFA has a dedicated veteran-student support office that works closely with veterans to advise on educational and career choices. NYFA’s campuses offer the Yellow Ribbon Program.
National Healthcareer Association
Whether you stay in the service or decide to start a career as a civilian, National Healthcareer Association (NHA) is here to help you access a better professional future through allied healthcare certification. NHA empowers service members, transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses with tools to map military training and benefits to NCCA accredited and nationally recognized allied heath certification and continuing education for those who hold a certification through NHA. Your military training and service could make you eligible for one of NHA’s eight allied health certification exams.
Many people, including transitioning service members and veterans, can struggle with changes involving organizational cultures. Vets2PM created a simple, yet comprehensive, four-step process and support team to help veterans achieve meaningful, lucrative careers after their transition.
Founded in 2011, Interapt is a technology services firm that helps companies address their software and technology needs. With expertise in fields such as custom software development, UX & Design, IT Support, and others, Interapt also helps companies develop a more robust and diverse talent pipeline. Interapt’s innovative training and apprenticeship program provides tuition-free training to the unemployed, underemployed, and transitioning veterans and their spouses, providing them an opportunity to launch promising new careers in the tech industry.
Click here to learn more and apply.
Heroes MAKE America
Heroes MAKE America is The Manufacturing Institute’s initiative to build connections between the military community and the manufacturing industry. Its signature program, a DoD approved SkillBridge, provides transitioning service members, veterans, National Guard, reservists and military spouses with the skills and certifications to find and excel in manufacturing careers. Heroes MAKE America offers in-person training at Ft. Riley, KS; Ft. Hood, TX; Ft. Bragg, NC; Ft. Campbell, KY and Ft. Benning, GA as well as online and remote training options. The program is offered at no expense to participants.
SIE Professor provides training content to anyone interested in studying for and passing the SIE Exam, a gateway exam to employment in the financial services or securities industry. Having the SIE Exam on your resume gives you an advantage over other candidates in your job search, proving you have the skills and knowledge it takes to be successful. SIE Professor delivers the complete working knowledge to pass the SIE Exam and the confidence you need to succeed in your financial securities career. This comprehensive, affordable program is available online, in hard copy textbook, or both to ensure the best personalized learning experience for you.