Indianapolis-based Eleven Fifty Academy is teaming with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and its Hiring Our Heroes campaign to help train military veterans for high-demand technology careers.
The Indiana nonprofit conducts coding boot camps to upskill students who want to work in a variety of sectors, including cybersecurity, web and application development, and UX/UI.
Launched in 2011, Hiring Our Heroes aims to connect veterans, service members and military spouses with career opportunities.
“With more than 100,000 service members leaving the military each year and entering the civilian workforce, it is vital they take advantage of programs like the Eleven Fifty Academy, which helps them quickly skill up and allows them to seamlessly move into technology careers,” says Eric Eversole, vice president at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and president of Hiring Our Heroes.
Eleven Fifty says it is approved to accept the GI Bill for all its courses, including online instruction. The academy says this enables veterans to quickly skill up into a career that is in high demand and saves them from using the bulk of their GI Bill dollars.
“Our various accelerated programs in our boot camp format resonate with various military occupational specialties, skill sets, and passions of veterans. We look forward to helping educate and place them into stable careers in tech,” said Scott Jones, founder of Eleven Fifty Academy.
Eleven Fifty says it has a graduation rate of over 90% and an over 70% job placement rate.
Learn more about the Hiring Our Heroes campaign by clicking here.