AUSTIN, TX (June 7, 2017) Veterans4Quality® students are invited to meet with local companies at the 9th Meet The Vets networking night. This event, hosted once again by Q2 eBanking, will take place at 10124 Lake Creek Parkway, Bldg., 2 on June 15 from 6:00PM-8:00PM.
Students of Veterans4Quality Class 9 are at the midway point in their software quality assurance engineering instruction and are eager to begin internships. The Meet The Vets networking event allows Veterans to meet the hiring managers offering program participants a 90-day internship.
Ron MacKay, Veterans4Quality Executive Director explained the importance of this event for the newly trained Vets.
“The internships our partners offer have helped more than 100 graduates apply their new skills to real challenges. And because classroom instruction continues at the same time, our students build best practices and confidence as they enter this new field. It’s a win for the company and a win for the Veteran,” MacKay said.
Various local businesses are expected to attend the event. Q2 eBanking spokesman, Jenn Friday-Jones, shared why this event is a win for their company.
“Meet The Vets is a high-energy event filled with companies and Veterans sharing a common goal. Within a few minutes, the room is buzzing with networking success. Q2 proudly offers Veterans4Quality internships and considers our interns vital to our team,” said Friday.
Veterans4Quality teaches software quality assurance engineering skills through fast-track classroom training and hands-on paid internships. The benefit extends the learning beyond the classroom and opens the path to permanent employment.
Brenda Hall, President of Veterans4Quality, describes the opportunities for Veterans and companies who participate in the program.
“Since July 2014, companies across Austin have employed more than 91% of our Veteran Students. Many of our graduates have gone on to earn full-time and long-term employment. Business leaders are eager to have this highly trained talent on their team and return to Meet The Vets with every class,” Hall explained.
For more information on Meet The Vets and Veterans4Quality, contact Ron MacKay at Ron_MacKay@Veterans4Quality.org.About Veterans4Quality®
Veterans4Quality is a customized, accelerated training opportunity exclusively for US Veterans, to build software quality assurance engineering careers. The organization assists Veterans with the transition from military life and invests in the people who safeguard our country. Graduates find new purpose after serving by filling technical positions in companies of all sizes.
AUSTIN, TX (May 17, 2017) Veterans4Quality® received a $10,000 grant from The General Motors (GM) Foundation during their second annual Celebrity Charity Jeopardy event on April 28, 2017 in Austin, TX.
Veterans4Quality leaders joined three other area nonprofits in a lively game of Jeopardy that challenged GM division leaders and the nonprofit directors to answer questions about GM and each participating organization. In the end, each nonprofit received a $10,000 grant made possible by The GM Foundation.
Veterans4Quality trains military Veterans in the skills of software quality assurance engineering through fast-track classroom training and hands-on paid internships. Ron MacKay, Executive Director for Veterans4Quality expressed his eagerness to see the power this grant will have for extending the program to more Veterans.
“We want to continue to help and support our Veterans transitioning out of military life. This grant will do just that. It will allow us to pursue technology solutions to better the program, making it more accessible to Veterans and potentially to active military men and women through distance learning programs currently in development,” MacKay said.
The IT vocational training program assists in the transition from military life and is offered free of charge. MacKay went on to say what this grant means to Veterans4Quality.
“We are grateful to General Motors for this generous donation. Our work, and The GM Foundation’s support, will assist these warriors in overcoming what is a very difficult transition for some. By learning how to test software, they can bridge that transition gap and find their new place in the civilian world as productive members of society,” said MacKay.
Brenda Hall, President of Veterans4Quality added, “We are honored to be recognized by The GM Foundation for our work. Austin has been the ideal community for our program which is taught by area Subject Matter Experts. Thanks to The GM Foundation grant, we are excited to expand our reach beyond our classroom and help more US Veterans fulfill their career goals in the growing field of IT.”
Class 8 begins in January 2017. Interested participants can click on Get Involved above and Become A Student to register your interest in attending our next session. Participation is open to all US Veterans and is free-of-charge. In three quick months you can be well on your way to your new career as a Software Quality Assurance Engineer. Register Today!
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