SkillStorm, a tech talent accelerator that hires, trains, certifies and deploys IT talent in the most in-demand technologies, announces that it has partnered with Serco, a large international government contractor, to provide pathways to technology careers for veterans and transitioning military service members through SkillStorm’s U.S. Department of Labor-registered Apprenticeship Program for software developers.
“Serco is a great partner that is genuinely committed to providing valued career pathways for veterans and transitioning service members,” said SkillStorm CEO Justin Vianello. “We are excited to work with Serco to provide transitioning service members a pathway in technology without the requirement of a college degree.”
SkillStorm’s 36-month IT Apprenticeship Program provides opportunities for veterans and transitioning service members with no previous technology experience or degree to enter the IT industry. Together, the two organizations are closing the tech skills gap, enabling veterans to gain the skills and experience needed to access high-paying, in-demand careers while providing commercial and federal organizations with talent to support critical technology initiatives.
“With 72% of transitioning services members looking for a career in technology, SkillStorm is the perfect partner to work with Serco to train and prepare veterans for technology careers through its IT Apprenticeship Program,” Serco Chairman and CEO David Dacquino stated about the partnership. “Serco has partnered with SkillStorm for the past three years to obtain highly skilled IT professionals to support mission critical government programs.”
SkillStorm’s IT Apprenticeship Program is unique in the industry as it targets an untapped domestic talent pool nationwide with or without a computer science background or bachelor’s degree. Underemployment continues to plague many of these groups, with 37% of veterans more likely to be underemployed than nonveterans. More information and how to apply to SkillStorm’s IT Apprenticeship Program can be found at https://www.skillstorm.com/it-apprenticeship.
SkillStorm has deployed Apprentices to Fortune 500 companies in financial services, government contracting and consulting services. Apprentices begin in entry-level positions, such as QA, Help Desk, and Operational roles, and during the course of the apprenticeship, gain advanced skills and obtain multiple in-demand certifications in enterprise technologies such as Pega, Salesforce, AWS, Azure, Java, Robotics and ServiceNow. Upon completion of the program, graduates enter the tech workforce as experienced IT professionals.
Founded in 2002, SkillStorm was built on the mission of accelerating access to in-demand technology careers, providing federal and commercial clients with fully formed tech teams from entry to senior level IT professionals.
Through SkillStorm’s industry-leading workforce development model, Stormer’s from all backgrounds and experience levels are hired, trained and deployed in today’s in-demand technologies including Cyber Security, Cloud, Java, DevOps, Salesforce, Appian, Pega and ServiceNow.
SkillStorm is committed to hiring and training college graduates and veterans for high-growth technology careers with its federal and commercial clients. SkillStorm builds custom training programs and develops exclusive pipelines of U.S.-based tech talent with the specific skills and security clearances to support its client’s technology initiatives. Stormers are deployed nationally at client’s sites or at SkillStorm’s U.S.-based delivery centers.
About Serco Inc.
Serco Inc. is a leading provider of professional, technology, and management services. We advise, design, integrate, and deliver solutions that transform how clients achieve their missions. Our customer-first approach, robust portfolio of services, and global experience enable us to respond with solutions that achieve outcomes with value. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco Inc. has approximately 9,000 employees and annual revenue of $1.7 billion. Serco Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Serco Group plc, a $5 billion international business that helps transform government and public services around the world. More information about Serco Inc. can be found at www.serco.com/na.