IT certifications will soon be available to transitioning Guard, Reserves and military spouses thanks to a grant awarded to the Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource (VECTR) Center.
The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Workforce Development office recently awarded the $60,000 Defense Economic Community Grant to support military communities by enhancing workforce development.
The Defense Economic Community Grant specifically awards funds to support military personnel and their families, and that’s exactly what the VECTR Center intends to do.
“This grant will really help us better reach our spouses who may be looking to enter the workforce,” said Ret. Col. Patricia Ross, the chief operating officer at the VECTR Center, who is excited about what the grant will mean for military families.
The Center will expand Certified Ethical Hacker Certification and CompTIA Security+ Certification slots available at no cost to spouses of active duty and retired military.
In addition to specialized programming, the VECTR Center will also make available seminars and workshops with CGTC’s Adult Education Division.
Free two-day seminars in project management, public speaking, and administration will be available throughout the fall semester. The Center will schedule additional workshops to help military spouses with employment.
Working with the Military Child Education Coalition, the Center will also offer a virtual parent education seminar.