Ready for a Change?

Learn how to get into IT for veterans, the underemployed or unemployed with free training and mentorship.

About

Pragmatic Works Foundation is a non-profit technology training program dedicated to helping motivated and passionate individuals change their lives by learning highly in-demand skills. With a focus on veterans transitioning back into the civilian workforce, the unemployed and the under-employed, we can help launch participants onto a new and rewarding career path.

 

Pragmatic Works Foundation was created in January 2009 by the founder and CEO Brian Knight to give back to the community he grew up in. “The veterans we typically see come through the program may have had a specific technical job in the military, but when they try to transition to the civilian world, they find that hiring managers are seeking a broader skill base,” says Knight. “The Foundation provides training to help grow those specialized skills learned in the military into skills that are universally desired.” Although preference is given to returning veterans, anyone who is looking to further their skillset but lacks the financial means to do so is welcome to apply.

What You'll Learn

In 4 days we want to ramp you up to a marketable skill to help you find your next career path.

Power Apps - 3 days

Build business applications quickly with Microsoft's Power Apps platform. The platform is a low-code environment that makes anyone a developer. This part prepares you to become a Developer.

Capstone Project- .5 Day

Bring it all together by building your app with looser requirements to make sure the knowledge you have learned sticks.

Job assistance .5 Day

We work with business partners around the community to do mock interviews and resume assistance. The goal of this section of the class is to prepare you for real-world tech interviews.

Our next foundation class is on August 23rd (9am-5pm) at the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce.

Apply for the next free foundation

This free class is available to those people who are veterans, unemployed, and underemployed (individuals making less than $55K/yr). Seating is limited to 16 applicants and we generally receive more applicants than available seats. 


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