Start Your New Career in Tech
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 that 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.
The Foundation’s curriculum includes technical training on Microsoft technologies such as database administration, application development and system analysts. Also provided is mentoring on critical life skills such as mastering interviews and resume creation, as well as a job placement service available for graduates upon program completion. Over the last 6 years, the foundation has trained over 400 people, many of whom are successfully working in the technology field at companies like Pragmatic Works, Microsoft, Acosta, Fanatics and many more prominent organizations.
Quotes from Foundation Graduates Who are Now Part of Our Team!
Erin Ostrowsky, Training Content Developer
“I took the Pragmatic Works Foundation program at a critical junction in my life. I’d just returned to the U.S. and was looking for serious career direction that connected my inner passion with in-demand, career-advancing skills – and thankfully, that’s exactly what I found! As soon as the week started, something sparked for the first time in a long time, and I could see myself advancing in the BI/tech field. The Foundation provided more than tangible skills. Ultimately, I received life-changing feedback and the opportunity to launch a new chapter in my career. I consider myself extremely blessed to have taken the Foundation program, because I find significant value in my work daily, both personally and professionally.”
Ken Wood, Training Sales Manager
“Because of the Foundation, I now enjoy a rewarding career and have the opportunity to lead others down a similar path through training and learning development! I truly cannot express how grateful I am to Pragmatic Works for everything they’ve done and the time they took to prepare hungry IT career seekers for a prosperous, long and rewarding career.”