NuPaths received $199,998 to train 24 veterans living in Pennsylvania for entry-level jobs for network technician and IT security analyst roles. Programs will be offered in an accessible distance-learning format and provide technical skills training, industry certifications, and the job search and readiness skills needed to begin an apprenticeship or full-time IT job.
“We are grateful to Governor Wolf for this support. Every one of Pennsylvania’s veterans made significant sacrifices in their service to our nation,” says Andy Petroski, President of NuPaths. “Because of that, we should give them every opportunity we can provide to ease their transition to a civilian career. This funding will enable us and our community partners to assist our veterans in finding meaningful and family-sustaining jobs.”
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 Job market. NuPaths also works with high school seniors through programs embedded into the school day and available after school.
“The programs will be delivered using our distance-learning platform, allowing veterans from both rural and urban areas to participate. Any veteran in Pennsylvania with a high school diploma or equivalent is eligible to apply, and full-tuition scholarships are available for these students” says Petroski.