Columbia, S.C.—(Nov. 11, 2019)— IT-oLogy will be training and preparing a pool of military veterans to re-enter the workforce by offering trade certification courses in the information technology field. The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has funded this project so that IT-oLogy can offer these certification courses at no cost to the veteran.
IT-oLogy offers industry-leading certifications, CompTIA A+, Network Plus+, Security+ and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). Gaining one of these certifications is a step towards a career in the IT field. Our state is dependent on filling these open IT roles, and IT-oLogy recognizes military veterans as ideal candidates to train and employ in the IT field.
“South Carolina has a shortage of qualified IT professionals to fill open jobs across the state. We recognize that veterans are a great fit for these jobs, and it is our duty to offer them the opportunity to get trained quickly and at no cost to them,” said Tammy Mainwaring, President of IT-oLogy.
The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has granted IT-oLogy $7,500 to fund the Workforce Re-entry Assistance for Veterans program. Funds from IT-oLogy’s South Carolina Summit on IT earlier this month will also support the program to allow for additional veterans to participate.
The boot camp-style courses will be led by a certified instructor at IT-oLogy. The Workforce Re-entry program will have limited space and will also be open to spouses/partners of veterans. This program will kick off in early 2020.
IT-oLogy’s mission is to attract, engage, and educate future IT talent to address the IT skills crisis that South Carolina is facing. It does this through offering innovative, interactive, high-quality programs designed for K-12 and college students, career changers, veterans and IT professionals. Founded by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, the University of South Carolina and IBM in 2008, IT-oLogy was launched as a new initiative for South Carolina. In July of 2015, IT-oLogy was awarded 501(c)(3) status as a nonprofit organization. IT-oLogy is committed to bringing together businesses, parents, educators and community leaders to close the IT skills gap in South Carolina.
About Dominion Energy and the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
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