FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IT-oLogy and Dominion Energy Collaborate in Creating a New Veteran IT Training Program
Columbia, S.C.—(Jan. 14, 2020)— IT-oLogy is now accepting applications for the Veteran Workforce Re-Entry Program. Funded by a grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, this new veteran-focused training program offers qualifying U.S. military veterans the opportunity to participate in CompTIA certification courses that will help prepare them for a career in Information Technology. Through this grant, veterans can take these courses free of charge.
“South Carolina has a shortage of qualified IT professionals to fill open jobs across the state. IT-oLogy recognizes veterans as ideal candidates to train and employ for these positions, and thanks to Dominion Energy, IT-oLogy can offer veterans the opportunity to be trained quickly at no cost to them,” said Tammy Mainwaring, president of IT-oLogy.
Veterans with aptitude for information technology are encouraged to apply now for the Veteran Workforce Re-entry program through IT-oLogy’s website, www.it-ology.org/veterans, as space is limited.
“We are pleased to partner with IT-oLogy as part of Dominion Energy’s ongoing commitment to help equip veterans with critically needed skills for a modern workforce,” said Rodney Blevins, president of Dominion Energy South Carolina. “This training program can greatly benefit veterans who transition into a high-demand field with well-paying jobs.”
Three CompTIA certifications courses will be offered and taught at IT-oLogy as bootcamp courses by a certified CompTIA instructor. Gaining an industry-recognized IT certification is an invaluable step towards a career in IT and allows veterans an opportunity for re-entry into the workforce.
The program will kick off in February with the CompTIA A+ certification course February 17 – 28. Applications for this certification will close on Feb. 3, 2020. A second A+ course will be taught March 16 –27. Additional CompTIA courses taught at IT-oLogy are posted in the events section at www.it-ology.org.
IT-oLogy’s mission is to attract, engage, and educate future IT talent to address the IT skills crisis that South Carolina is facing. It does this through offering innovative, interactive, high-quality programs designed for K-12 and college students, career changers, veterans and IT professionals. Founded by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, the University of South Carolina and IBM in 2008, IT-oLogy was launched as a new initiative for South Carolina. In July of 2015, IT-oLogy was awarded 501(c)3 status as a nonprofit organization. IT-oLogy is committed to bringing together businesses, parents, educators and community leaders to close the IT skills gap in South Carolina.
About Dominion Energy and the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
Nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy. Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed nearly $35 million in 2018 to community causes. The Foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, promote education and encourage community vitality.
Please visit www.DominionEnergy.com to learn more.
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