Pluralsight Offers Free Technical Training to U.S. Service Members and Veterans in Honor of Memorial Day
Partnership with U.S. Army Reserve will Give Weterans, Soldiers and Their Families Access to the World’s Largest Technical Training Library
SALT LAKE CITY – Pluralsight, a global leader in online training for technology professionals, today announced a partnership with the U.S. Army Reserve Private Public Partnership Office (P3O) and the Chief of the Army Reserve (OCAR) to offer all U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers, veterans and their immediate families free access to the Pluralsight course library. Pluralsight is also working with local Army career transition centers throughout the country to widely implement the program.
In honor of Memorial Day, participants will have unlimited access to Pluralsight’s IT, developer and creative training now through July 31, after which they can take advantage of a 50 percent discount** on a year of training.
“We are so grateful for the opportunity to work with those that have so bravely defended our country,” said Blake Hunsaker, vice president of government programs at Pluralsight. “Pluralsight believes strongly in supporting the valiant members of our military and through this program we hope to help them and their families overcome the obstacles faced during and after service.”
The U.S. Army transitions thousands of full-time soldiers to the Army Reserve every year and transitioning from full-time military service to a civilian career can often be a challenge. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 573,000 veterans are unemployed in the United States and thousands of military caregivers are struggling physically and financially to provide for loved ones. This program aims to help veterans, soldiers and their families build the skills necessary to improve their lives by finding employment in the tech industry.
“Life after service can be a challenge, but a meaningful job can dramatically alter the outcome of a soldier’s transition to civilian life and provide a safe foundation for the future,” said Major Brian Kane of the U.S. Army Reserve. “Code.org predicts that an estimated 1 million computer science jobs across the country will be left vacant by 2020. Soldiers have the potential to be excellent employees; they just need the tech skills to do it. The Pluralsight library of training is a great tool to help them land a career they can build a life around.”
Those interested can get started for free by visiting pluralsight.com/USAR and begin taking advantage of more than 4,000 courses on the most popular and in-demand technologies taught by more than 800 industry-leading authors and innovators.
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