Program Matches Veterans Struggling To Find Work With Jobs That Actually Pay The Bills

The program includes coding classes, aimed at giving vets the skills they need for tech jobs.

By Courtney CollinsMarch 29, 2018 9:30 am| , , , ,

From KERA:

There’s a training program in Dallas that’s working to match veterans struggling to find work with jobs that actually pay the bills.

Business Insider ranked Dallas-Fort Worth the 11th most “high-tech city” in the world last year, up from 28th the year before. There’s plenty of demand for tech workers, just not enough supply.

Struggling as a civilian

Guadalupe Piña, who likes to go by “Lupe,” has an impressive resume – stints in the National Guard, the Army Reserves and the Marine Corps. He’s got a bachelor’s degree and a master’s. Still, after leaving the Marines he couldn’t find work.

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