Microsoft giving away free IT training — and a job — to soldiers

Are you in the military and leaving soon? Take advantage of this Microsoft training and job offer!

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On Monday, Microsoft said it will offer a free 16-week IT course for soldiers transitioning out of the military into civilian life—with a guaranteed job at the end of it.The Microsoft Software & Systems Academy will be based on the Microsoft IT Academy, offering the training necessary to take the next step and pursue training to become a developer, applications engineer or IT project manager. At the end of the course, Microsoft said, participants will be hired as software testers by either Microsoft or Launch Consulting, the technology consulting firm administering the program. As the program expands, those additional soldiers will be guaranteed at least a job interview.Microsoft launched a pilot implementation of the Academy at the Joint Base Lewis-McCord (JBLM) in Washington, where about 8,000 service members are expected to move out of the military into civilian life as the U.S…

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6 Responses to Microsoft giving away free IT training — and a job — to soldiers

  1. countenance says:

    Okay, what’s the catch?

    How long does this “guaranteed job” last? Probably not long.

  2. Stary Wylk says:

    Perhaps Microsoft wants some people around who have weapons experience. Also, I’m sure they get some kind of tax credit.

  3. I say if you are so inclined, give this a try. A friend of mine whose husband started in the Army as an enlisted man, went to school for free while in the military, then advanced to warrant officer and flew helicopters. He kept educating himself FOR FREE while in the Army and when he got out, in addition to his nice pension, he got a PLUM job with the US. Gov, making 6 figures.

    If you can stomach it, take advantage of what is offered.

  4. desertrose says:

    Thank you for the re-blog 🙂

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