Hiring Our Heroes, with support from Google.org, announced the launch of Career Forward, an initiative to skill 8,000 veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses for in-demand tech jobs with Google Career Certificates.
“Google.org is proud to support Hiring Our Heroes to train veterans for in-demand jobs through their new Career Forward program,” said Jacquelline Fuller, president, Google.org. “Our hope is that increased access to portable career credentials along with the right wraparound support will help veterans, military service members, and their families reach their full economic potential.”
Hiring Our Heroes will place certificate graduates in 12-week, on-the-job fellowships at one of over 400 employers in the Hiring Our Heroes network and provide job placement support including financial stipends, resume assistance, and interview training for their job search. Career Forward participants can also submit their resume to the Google Career Certificates employer consortium of over 150 companies—including Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte, Freedom Learning Group, Molecula, Verizon, and Google—that considers program graduates for related roles.
“With Google.org’s support, we are launching Career Forward to create pathways for thousands of military community members to complete Google Career Certificates, develop job-ready skills, and connect with employers,” said Eric Eversole, president, Hiring Our Heroes. “And the program’s unique structure will enable us to reach segments of the military community often underrepresented in employment programs, such as our members stationed overseas and transitioning service members who decide to separate after one term, and in particular, those who do not have college degrees.”
Source: Hiring Our Heroes