TSC Brings Free IT Training to the Dallas Veterans Community
Pictured Above TSC Dallas Inaugural Class and Staff
NPower’s, Technology Service Corps (TSC), opened its first branch classroom in Dallas this spring to serve military veterans. With an estimated 300,000 service members including Guard and Reserves leaving the military each year over the next 5 years, NPower is committed to building brighter futures and providing opportunities for the Dallas military veterans community. The program is part of an expansion program supported by National Corporate Underwriters, Citi, New York Life Insurance and PepsiCo as well as other NPower sponsors including AmerisourceBergen, Deloitte, Cisco, HP, SAP and Symantec.
The Dallas facility officially opened with an inaugural class of 31 students. Students will participate in an extensive 22-week program that includes detailed classroom work, professional mentoring, apprenticeship and job placement support.
Pictured Above TSC Dallas Inaugural Class Orientation
TSC’s national expansion comes after almost a decade of providing underserved young adults with IT training and career support, primarily through its Brooklyn facility. In 2012, TSC opened a second program location in Harlem. Dallas is TSC’s third site and currently the only location focused on, IT training, professional skills, mentoring, apprenticeships and job placement for military veterans. TSC will continue to focus on national expansion and plans are underway to launch a 4th TSC site in 2014 to serve veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area and surrounding communities.
“Our Dallas expansion will undoubtedly make a significant impact in the lives of our nation’s service men and women providing them with the opportunity to build brighter futures through careers in IT. We are truly thankful to all of our sponsors who have demonstrated a strong commitment of support to the growth and expansion of NPower’s programs and services,” said NPower’s CEO, Stephanie Cuskley.
Pictured above TSC Dallas Classroom located at Dallas Community College District
NPower is thrilled to partner with the Dallas County Community College District (DCCD) to deliver this program. The TSC program is free to qualified students. Successful applicants must be individuals serving in the military or honorably discharged (ages 21-40). Graduates are required to successfully complete all the course work, including a seven week apprenticeship.