DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Galvanize, the learning community for technology with nine campuses across the country, announced today that it will provide veterans of the US armed forces a 20% discount on its web development and data science workshops and immersive programs.
“Galvanize is very proud to stand with and support our veterans,” said Jim Deters, cofounder and CEO of Galvanize. “As a nation, we have to make sure that it’s easy and affordable for those who’ve served our country to learn the skills that can help them get and keep a valuable, high-wage job. At Galvanize, that’s a core commitment to our veterans and our community.”
The veterans discounts and matching contributions will kick off on Veterans Day, November 11th, and run through the end of November, 2016.
In addition, Galvanize will celebrate and honor veterans by participating in local events in the communities where Galvanize campuses are located. Some of the events in which Galvanize will participate are:
Denver: Denver Veterans Day Festival on Saturday, November 12th from 12-3pm in Denver’s Civic Center. Galvanize will set up a booth at the veteran’s festival as well as host a veterans only information session at the Galvanize Golden Triangle campus on Thursday, November 17.
Seattle: Galvanize will host Veterans Day Intro to CSS - a language for describing the presentation of Web pages, including colors, layout, and fonts - and Explorations in Data Science for Veterans as well as a Veterans Job Fair on November 17.
Phoenix: Galvanize will participate in several special Learn To Code events for veterans throughout November and December.
San Francisco: Galvanize will host a special Intro to HTML for vets program on November 14.
Austin: Galvanize Austin will host a Central Texas Veterans Day Happy Hour on November 11.
The Galvanize commitment to veterans isn’t simply about celebrating Veteran’s Day. Veterans can currently utilize their GI BIll benefits to learn coding and data skills at the Galvanize Golden Triangle campus in Denver. Over the past year, Galvanize has hosted workshops and events in Austin and San Francisco to raise awareness about veterans joining the technology community and workforce.
To date, Galvanize has helped many veterans learn the tech skills they need to find, win and keep technology career. Allen Fordam, an Army Veteran and student in the Galvanize Web Design Immersive program in Denver is one example. “At first I was very confident that I’d be able to find a job immediately. I graduated at the top of my class, I was a veteran, I had a long list of qualifications. Over the course of a year I applied to about 100 jobs and didn’t get any of them. Several times I was the runner up and they called me and said, ‘You’re a great fit but the applicant we hired had technical skills.’ They were able to code websites and manipulate data and other things that are necessary for the way business is done nowadays,” Fordham said.
“Our approach to supporting veterans is not a one-and-done or once a year thing,” Deters said. “Helping our veterans make a successful transition to a great career is essential and it’s something we take very seriously and stay focused on every day.”
Galvanize is unique in the technology education marketplace in that it works with major hiring partners to design and teach the most up-to-date, industry-aligned career skills in high-quality immersive programs that lead directly to jobs for nine in ten graduates, on average. Galvanize, is also committed to the highest possible standards for public disclosure and consumer protection -- The Galvanize Standard.
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Galvanize is a dynamic tech learning community that that offers education, workspace and networking for students, startups and large companies. Galvanize teaches web development, data science and data engineering to students, offers support and space to member companies and hosts more than 200 networking events across nine urban campuses throughout the nation. Galvanize campuses bring together entrepreneurs, students, investors, mentors, and great people and companies to develop the skills, mindset and networks necessary to thrive in a technology driven world. To learn more about Galvanize, visit http://galvanize.com or like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GalvanizeHQ or follow us on Twitter @Galvanize.