We opened our veterans programs to spouses to acknowledge the sacrifice an entire family makes when one spouse volunteers for service
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB)
August 09, 2017
NPower, a national nonprofit that provides free technology workforce development programs, today announced that spouses of military veterans and active duty military personnel are now eligible for any NPower program currently open to military veterans. This change has slowly been introduced in some regions offering veterans programs but it will be immediately implemented in all sites for any upcoming class that is still in open recruitment.
“We opened our veterans programs to spouses to acknowledge the sacrifice an entire family makes when one spouse volunteers for service,” said Bertina Ceccarelli, Chief Executive Officer of NPower. “Military spouses’ careers are often impacted by deployments and changes in station, resulting in the interruption of education and employment, as well as increased demands with childcare.”
NPower currently offers free IT training programs for both veterans and young adults from underserved communities. NPower California is one of two regions that is entirely dedicated to training veterans. Recently, NPower’s veterans programs have expanded to include a second location in the San Francisco Bay Area (Alameda) which offers Enterprise Service Management training, a new veteran’s core class in New Jersey and Texas now offers coding and cyber security in addition to the NPower flagship program, Tech Fundamentals.
“Since 2016 we have allowed military and veteran spouses to join our program here in California and it is great that we are officially opening our recruitment in such a way,” said Regional Director of NPower California, Dann Bergman. “As many of our program participants live in the San Francisco Bay area; with one of the highest costs of living in the country; it’s extremely important that we offer our resources to both veterans and their spouses so that both may benefit from the opportunities that this program provides, to ensure their families enjoy the prosperity and standard of living they would have enjoyed had they not graciously given their time to military service.”