The organization will use the funding to provide digital skills training and job-placement services to veterans in growing areas of tech such as cybersecurity and coding. As part of the financial service giant's five-year, $350 million commitment to help meet the growing demand for skilled workers, the investment includes support for training in San Jose, California, ($275,000), Jersey City, New Jersey ($580,000), and Dallas, Texas ($884,000). In addition, JPMorgan Chase staff will contribute to NPower's ever-changing offerings by ensuring that the organization's educational materials are aligned with the hiring needs of local companies and that its programs include hands-on training, paid internships, and professional development.
"The men and women who serve our country through military service make sacrifices and commit themselves to excellence in duty. It is only right that we help make their transition to civilian careers as successful as possible. At NPower we remain committed to providing free technology upskilling, professional development, and job placement for our country's veterans," said NPower CEO Bertina Ceccarelli. "The resilience, creative problem-solving abilities, and technical acumen demonstrated by veterans make them excellent candidates for high-growth tech careers; we simply provide the skills and connections they will need to secure the jobs of the future."