Made of the Higest Quality

Made of the
Highest Quality

Veterans that protected our country
are ready to protect your product release.

Find out how our QA training and military experience
can provide your company with battle-ready testing.

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Made of the Higest Quality

TRAINED TO SUCCEED
AS A TEAM

Veterans understand a good leader must also be a good follower.

Find out how we actively participate in discussions and emerge to fully support your decision and direction.

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Made of the Higest Quality

COMPOSURE
UNDER PRESSURE

Veterans can think on their feet and produce needed results.

Find out how our attention to detail and adaptability to changing situations can creatively solve your challenges.

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Made of the Higest Quality

OPERATING IN
A COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENT

Veterans value structure, procedure, and hard work and act with a sense of duty to the organization they serve.

Find out how our will-to-win can be solely focused
on your mission.

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Made of the Higest Quality

LEADERSHIP
AT EVERY LEVEL

Veterans are routinely handed large amounts of responsibility.

Find out what our principle of accountability means to having your assets maintained and ready for deployment.

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Our Mission

Veterans4Quality® trains military Veterans in the skills of software quality assurance engineering. We assist Veterans with the transition from military life and invest in the people who secure our freedoms. Graduates find new purpose after serving by filling technical positions at multiple levels in companies of all sizes.

This training program is exclusively for US Veterans and offered free of charge. Fast-track classroom training is combined with the opportunity for hands-on paid internships, earning graduates a Certificate of Completion within three months.



What Companies Are Saying

We are fortunate to have more than two dozen companies that champion our program by providing graduates with Internships. Their support is the best testimonial possible. Below is a list of companies that have experienced the benefits of a Veterans4Quality graduate. Many have now hired their Intern(s) proving once again that the path from Veteran to Intern to Employee is within reach.

Interested in learning more? Listen to the team at Q2 e-banking discuss the benefits Veterans4Quality have brought to this company. And contact us to learn more about how your company too, can experience the rich rewards of hiring a Veterans4Quality graduate.



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Board of Directors

Ron MacKay,
Executive Director
Ron MacKay's experience as a returning Veteran was the inspiration for this innovative program. MacKay, a 20-year Army veteran, served in Korea, Kuwait and Iraq.

Upon retirement from the Army in 2012, Ron joined the Austin Police Department where he serves as the manager of the research and planning division.
Brenda Hall,
President
Brenda Hall is the Founder of Veterans4Quality® and the CEO of Bridge360® where this program was designed and launched in 2014. Her lifetime of experience connects companies with the resources needed to achieve quality solutions throughout the entire software and project development lifecycle.

An industry recognized expert on both business and technological aspects of international product delivery, Brenda has led many project teams specializing in building global software and delivering Quality Assurance Centers of Excellence.
Susan Barbour,
Secretary/Treasurer
Susan Barbour is the COO at Bridge360® and is the behind-the-scenes support for this state-of-the-art program.

Using her background in Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, and Strategic Planning, Susan’s work helps Austin companies meet their IT staffing needs with talented Veterans from short-term assignments to full-time employment.
Ryan Timoney,
Board Member
Ryan Timoney started coding during middle school starting with QuickBASIC, HTML and JavaScript and interned as an ASP developer in high school. He also started a sole proprietorship in college making websites. After graduating with a business degree, he joined the Army and became an Artillery officer. On a deployment to Afghanistan, he was injured by a suicide bomber. After medically retiring, he returned to software development were he found it difficult to get a foot in the door without a Computer Science degree or formal work experience.

After enrolling in the Veterens4Quality® program he earned a QA internship. After three months of hard work he applied and recieved a job with a maturing startup. By the end of the his first week, he was asked to supervise the work of the foreign QA team, as well as create regular deployments, and build a Continuous Integration/Continuous Test pipeline.
Geoff Meyer,
Board Member
Throughout his distinguished career, Geoff has been recognized as a role model, teacher and mentor. While working to bring software testing into the mainstream, he championed collaboration between developers and testers, encouraged breakthrough solutions to provide sustainable value to his company and their customers and faced down the toughest of challenges with focus, hard work and enthusiasm. His unique blend of a solid technical background combined with his outstanding management skills make him a highly successful leader in his field and member of our board.

You can find Geoff teaching many of our classes on Agile methodologies, Test Automation and Exploratory Testing and presenting similar topics at Software Testing Conferences across the globe. He mentors several of our alumni and is using his 30+ years of Quality Engineering experience customizing our curriculum with the latest tools and techniques. Geoff currently works at Dell EMC and uses his talents there to craft the test strategies for the Dell EMC server, firmware and software solutions with a keen eye on the support provided by more than 400 test engineers around the world.
Stuart Boyd,
Board Member
Stuart leads technology teams that deliver innovative solutions at a high rate of velocity. A wide set of professional experience has shown him what makes individuals and teams succeed across various types of companies and technologies.

First hand experience with the Veterans4Quality® program and it’s students only reinforces his belief in the organization. His contributions to Veterans4Quality® draw on his professional experience, prior work within a nonprofit, and serving nonprofits.

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Host a Paid Internship

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Become a Student

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Veterans4Quality® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit registered in Texas and recorded with the Internal Revenue Service as EIN:47-5088634. Your contribution is deductible to the extent allowed by law.











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If you would prefer to make a donation by mail, please download and print our Offline Donation Form, and send the completed form with your check(s) to:

P.O. Box 80152
Austin, TX 78708
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