Former Marine and single mother of three, Geneva Knott, always had an interest in entering the tech field. Now, thanks to the NPower Tech Fundamentals program, she’s not only pursuing her passion, she’s also able to be a full-time mother to her children while working from home.

Knott shared her journey, expressing how the program provided her with much-needed support, making her feel like part of a family. She emphasized that NPower not only assisted her with job placement but also provided a nurturing environment where she felt valued and supported. She obtained an apprenticeship through an NPower employer partner which resulted in a full time position at this company.

“I recommend NPower to anyone and everyone interested in the tech field,” Knott said. “It’s more than just a program; it’s a community that truly cares about your success.”

NPower is a national nonprofit organization focused on increasing economic mobility for veterans, veteran spouses, and young adults by providing IT tech training for in-demand tech jobs. Currently, they are reviewing applications for the Fall 2024 cohort in San Antonio, which begins in August. Approximately 60 seats are open for the program, which is entirely free for students.

Individuals selected for the program receive top-notch training and job placement support, all at no cost. This is made possible through grants and funding by companies like USAA, Fortune 100 companies, and foundations.

The Tech Fundamentals program offers a range of benefits to trainees, including:

-20 weeks of virtual instructor-led technical instruction
– Chance to earn industry-recognized certifications such as CompTIA A+ & IT Fundamentals+, a Google IT Support Certificate, and an IT Generalist Apprenticeship credential
– Exposure to leading technologies from Microsoft, Accenture Federal, Citi, and others
– Job placement assistance with access to a wide range of top employers
– A full range of ongoing social service and personal development support

-Foundational professional development (e.g., resume writing, office communications, financial literacy, and mock interviews)
– Mentoring from senior-level IT professionals
-Lifelong alumni engagement supports

By completing the program, participants like Knott can increase their earning potential by over 300 percent.

For individuals like Geneva Knott, NPower isn’t just a training program; it’s a life-changing opportunity that opens doors to a brighter future. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in the tech field, NPower could be the pathway to your success. Apply now and take the first step towards a rewarding career in IT. For more information please visit .