Veterans IT Initiative

Our Goal: Successfully get Veterans jobs in high growth sectors (ex. IT)

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1

Recruit

Identify Veterans that are looking to increase their income
2

Train

Offer skills training in high growth sectors
3

Place

Successfully place and provide post employment support for Veterans

The Plan

  1. Two courses
  2. Quality Assurance and Business Analysis course
  3. Data Analysis course
  4. Incentives to help students
  5. Workshops for soft skills training
  6. Referrals and references to ensure job placement upon graduation

Get Involved

  • Inspire - speak about your professional experience at a workshop
  • Network - give a graduate an opportunity to intern or work at your company
  • Guide - mentor a student
  • Give - make a donation to assist with program logistics

To Volunteer Contact

Katie Bauser: kbauser@unitedwayatlanta.org
Riju Mittal: rijumittal@hotmail.com

The Courses

Business Analysis & Quality Assurance

The job-oriented Quality Assurance (QA) course is to progress from basics of software testing to more advanced topics like automation tools (Selenium, QTP, Soap UI etc.), SQL etc. Basic Java programming is taught as part of Selenium. Students will learn how to do manual testing including writing test cases, write SQL queries and learn how to do automation testing using live example

Data Analysis

This course will teach you how to become a data analyst. In this course, we will go over the basics of data analysis, and how you can apply what you learn here in the real world. We will also introduce you to some of the tools like Excel, SQL, etc for doing data analysis. We will practice how to use the tools to do data analysis. We will also be doing a project at the end of the course to apply the skills.