Veterans across six primary counties and throughout PA are eligible for scholarships that can lead to in-demand entry level technology jobs thanks to a state grant awarded to NuPaths, an IT workforce development training provider co-founded by Harrisburg University to prepare students for well-paying and in-demand entry level technology jobs in six months.
Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier recently announced a $199,979 grant award for NuPaths to train 24 veterans throughout the state for entry-level Software Testing Analyst and Project Analyst jobs.
“Our programs are in a distance learning format, making them accessible by all PA veterans, and they provide the technical skills training, industry certifications, and the job search and readiness skills needed to begin an apprenticeship or full-time tech job in software testing or project coordination,” says Andy Petroski, president of NuPaths.
Launched in 2018, NuPaths is a college alternative for recent high school graduates, veterans, and those in career-transition. Students learn the IT skills and receive the industry-recognized certifications needed to enter today’s IT and tech Job market. NuPaths also works with high school seniors through programs embedded into the school day and available after school.
Veterans Employment Program (VEP) Grants eliminate barriers to employment that veterans face across the commonwealth. Pennsylvania is home to more than 700,000 veterans, roughly 7.5% of the commonwealth’s population.
NuPaths has educated more than 700 students, who have earned over 1,000 certifications and over 2,000 college credits. NuPaths is a training partner with 17 workforce development boards in PA and has worked with high school students from 35 PA school districts. Gov. Shapiro’s support will help expand its programs that provide job-specific skill sets for IT security operations, technical support, software testing, and digital marketing positions.
To apply for an upcoming program cohort, or for more information, visit the NuPaths website at www.nupaths.org, email StudentSuccess@NuPaths.org or call (717) 901-5100 X1682.
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