As our world becomes increasingly technologically oriented, degrees in the tech field are highly coveted. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 11 percent from 2019 to 2029, and these occupations are projected to add about 531,200 new jobs in total.
Although employment growth in the tech industry is significantly faster than the average for other occupations, tech employers require hard skills that are rarely taught in typical universities or Bachelor’s degree programs. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, SkillStorm has found a solution to this hurdle.
SkillStorm: An effective way forward
Built on the mission of accelerating careers in high-demand technologies, SkillStorm provides a variety of opportunities for graduates and veterans to hone their tech skills and connect with industry leaders. Along with offering free and affordable classes both online and in-person, SkillStorm has created a truly unique program in which they pay students to train with them at no cost. After their training is complete, SkillStorm positions students in roles with their Fortune 500 clients.