Nov 23, 2015

Where to find help for military veterans seeking IT jobs?

Are there organizations that can help a military veteran prepare for, and obtain, an IT job in the private sector?
According to the article (, here are three organizations to consider:

1. V.E.T.S (Vocation, Education and Training for Service members), via staffing firm Sharp Decisions. "Through VETS, Sharp Decisions hires tech-savvy, U.S. armed forces veterans as full-time salaried/benefited employees. It then puts them through an intensive, six-week boot camp-like technology training based on the needs of specific clients. Participants are then deployed to client companies as consultants in squads of three or more, emulating the unit-based culture of the military."
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2. Hiring our Heroes (HoH) is "a nationwide initiative focused on helping veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses find meaningful employment. The program is part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.... HoH has held approximately 940 job fairs across the U.S., and those have helped more than 27,000 veterans and military spouses find employment."
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3. SANS Institute VetSuccess Immersion Academy provides military veterans with advanced training, certifications and connections to land jobs in cybersecurity.
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Here are few articles from IDG websites that have addressed this topic. They discuss both organizations that help veterans make the transition to civilian life, and companies that make an effort to hire veterans:

On Computerworld:
"Military Vets Excel in IT, Companies Find"

On Network World:
"Former Marine Fights to Connect Veterans With IT Jobs"

"How 4 Organizations Connect Veterans to IT Jobs"

I hope those are helpful.
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