One of the newest companies to settle in the capital city is reaching out to help our veterans transition into the civilian workforce.
Sometimes it is not easy for service members to transition into the civilian workforce.
In most cases, the job someone did for years in the military doesn’t transfer to the civilian world.
That’s why IBM has partnered up with the Louisiana National Guard’s Office of Family Programs to host a week-long training course that will teach current service members how to use IBM’s analyst’s notebook software.
The goal of the workshop is to help these veterans expand their job skills needed for data analyst jobs when they get out of the military.
This training usually cost over $2,000 to take, but this week will be free of charge for 20 Louisiana Guardsmen taking part in the training.
It is all part of a national program to set service members up for success in their transition to civilian life.
Mayor Kip Holden also presented a proclamation that names this week the IBM veteran employment acceleration days.
Those taking part in the training will have a final exam on Friday to determine if the get the analysts notebook software certification.