GI Bill®?? Questions -The Three Most Important
Does this sound familiar? You joined the military in your teens. Maybe you served in Iraq or Afghanistan, or maybe you were stateside the entire time. Regardless, after 6-10 years of being a soldier, your family needed you. So you separated from the military. You learned a lot and gained a great deal of experience. But now you’re not sure how, or even if, it translates to a civilian job.
Your first thought is to use your GI Bill® benefits and finish your education. You check out online classes and traditional college, but your family can’t wait for two to four years for you to get a great-paying job. Or, maybe college just isn’t right for you.
If that’s familiar, you may not know where to go next. Don’t worry though, to find the right path all you have to do is ask yourself the right three questions. These are the same three questions every veteran should ask before making a decision on how to use your GI Bill® benefits:Read More
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AUSTIN WIGGINS HAS A PASSION FOR TECHNOLOGY
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Maybe the title should say “especially if you can’t” code. Because that’s really the dilemma, isn’t it? You know that the more technology your child knows, the better off he or she will be. But how do you teach your child to code if you don’t know how to yourself? What exactly do they need to know and when and how should they learn it? This is an issue important for all parents, but especially for parents that homeschool their children.Read More
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If you’re in IT in Kansas City, you’ve probably heard that there is a tech talent shortage here. KCnext – The Technology Council of Greater Kansas City estimates that there are over 2,000 open technology positions in Kansas City today. That’s why they sponsored a series of IT Workforce Summits earlier this year to explore ideas for adding tech talent to keep KC at the forefront of the technology industry. Of course, the Royals weren’t the can’t do anything wrong, World Champions then, so no one suggested the idea of WWRD – What Would the Royals Do? But now?
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Computer Jobs for GI’s | Use Your GI Bill® for IT Training
Computer Jobs for GI’s
Did you spend your time in the military working with computers, networks, cyber security, and communication/radio systems? If this sounds like you, you should know that these skills are highly valued in the civilian career market. There are plenty of jobs you can go into straight from your military service, but careers in IT might take a little more training time.
A New Career without the Investment
If you’re not looking to invest years in going to school, or going back to school, you can explore the many training programs that offer accelerated training in IT and IT related fields. Combining the skills you’ve acquired in the military with the training programs offered by companies like Centriq, you can be job market ready in as little as four months.
Some typical computer jobs are:
- Data Entry: input hard and electronic data into a database
- Database Manager: create, maintain, and test data that lives within databases, be proficient with programs such as Access, and SQL.
- System or Network Admin: Knowledge of network setups and protocols. Various certificates required.
- Developer/Programmer: maintain and develop programming and software.
- Help Desk: help computer and network users with technical and connectivity issues. General computer and network knowledge. Customer services skills often a component.
- Quality Assurance: test and use software, programs, and hardware prior to release to the public. Run numerous tests and situations to ensure there are no bugs.
A lot of these careers don’t require formal education and can utilize hands-on experience and some system specific training. Oftentimes employers are looking for hands-on experience over education so if you’ve got a knack for computers and networking you’ve got a great shot regardless of your college education.
Utilize your Military Experience
Many companies value having the expertise and training that comes with having a military member in their staff. Utilize your military training and work ethic to your advantage. You served your country and service is a pillar to who you’ve become and civillian companies greatly value your work ethic. Let our military friendly staff help get you the IT training you need. We can work with you to help you utilize the most of your GI Bill®.
If you’ve finished your time in the military and you’re looking at ways to incorporate the training you’ve had into a civilian career, look to Centriq to help you transition seamlessly. From managing and securing servers to remote computer management and repairs you can incorporate the skills you’ve learned with some career specific training from Centriq. Upsell your work ethic and training from the military. Let us help you get into a career quickly.
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