VETERAN FAST-TRACK INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TRAINING
Veterans returning from active duty may have much more on their shoulders than a typical student might when returning to civilian life. Most have spouses, children and significant life expenses. Under those circumstances, time to transition to substantial employment is short, so for those looking for career training, a fast-track education is vital. Additionally, because much professional military training is done in computer based leaning modules, career programs that offer hybrid (on campus plus online) formats can be more beneficial than conventional formats.
For transitioning veterans, an education in Information Technology may be a viable option. According to the The U.S Department of Labor, employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $79,390 in May 2014, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $35,540.¹
When choosing a IT career training program, it is important to ensure that the school is approved for veterans educational benefits provided by the Post-9/11 GI Bill. For those service members who have served active duty for 90 or more days since September 10, 2001, the Post-9/11 GI Bill can pay full tuition and fees at school, provide a monthly housing allowance while attending school, and provide up to $1,000 a year to use for books and supplies. Eligibility information for the GI Bill can be found on the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs website.²‚³
CCI Training Center understands the complex needs of returning veterans and offers transitional services to assist with training, educational assistance and even finding a job. As part of CCI Training Center’s comprehensive Information Technology & Network Administration Program, you can use your military benefits² to take leading-edge classes like Computer & Network Administration, Advanced Concepts in Routing & Switching and Microsoft Client Operating Systems, to get on the fast track to becoming the accomplished, in-demand candidate that high-tech companies are always seeking. In addition, CCI Training Center has comprehensive Microsoft, CompTIA and CCNA certification training incorporated into many programs. These industry certifications are perfect for someone who is looking to change careers or enhance their current career.
CCI training Center also offers veteran grants and scholarships to those who qualify as well as other veteran transitional services. Find out more information about CCI’s veteran’s assistance programs. Contact CCI Training Center to discuss your future today. Call CCI’s Dallas campus at (214) 382-0370 or the Arlington campus at (817) 719-8083.