The partnership between the City of Los Angeles and Microsoft will create a patriotic county technology training academy, Mayor Eric Garceti announced on Wednesday, August 11, on the Iowa frigate in San Pedro.
Free, four-month training program: Los Angeles Veterans Technology Training Academy: specializes in software engineering, cloud application development and cloud management.
Veterans living in Los Angeles County, including the City of LA, can contact the Academy at 310-890-6775 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Information session will be held on Friday, August 13, at 10 a.m. (bit.ly/2T1pkuM).
The 16-week program is offered to veterans who want to gain a technical basis for “practical, hands-on exercises” and gain certification in Microsoft Azure, a cloud computing service.
First, the student’s capacity is tested before enrollment, by the project staff JVS SoCal Shanta Conlif.
Garcetti, a U.S. Navy veteran, praised the program and its partnership with Microsoft as a way to restore military service to the nation.
“As Americans, we are better than anyone,” he said in a statement on Wednesday.
The training is based on the Microsoft Academy of Software and Systems. Los Angeles is the first city in the country to introduce a technology program for military veterans, the mayor’s office said.
Microsoft believes that as an industry leader, it will allow veterans to view computer science and STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) professions as a convenient way to transition to public life, says Chris Cortez. Vice President of Microsoft Military Affairs.
The program is available to all veterans, including veterans.
The established Microsoft training program has been used for eight years of active military training, with a graduation rate of 97%, Cortes said. And 95% of them will get jobs in the field, he said.
The program provides training in a variety of skills in the technology sector, including software engineering, cloud application development and cloud management.
The course also provides lessons on overall professional development, continuing writing and interviewing skills, as well as transferring skills learned in the military to the skills required by companies.
Graduates will contact Los Angeles companies for additional counseling and employment opportunities.