ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- For the past three years Pragmatic Works Foundation has trained a number of veterans and under employed individuals looking for a career in the high tech industry.
The class sizes are limited to 12 students. The most recent class finished this month and the students met with a number of potential employers.
Heather Blackburn, a spokesperson for SafariLand was one of the potential employers on hand. "Here I can see how they are, if they are diligent, if they are focused," said Blackburn, adding that she was measuring their ambition and skill set.
"I want to be sure they are ready and this is the field they want to be in," she said.
Pragmatic Works Foundation trains the students to become database administrators and how to use SQL technology.
The next class starts in February, the class is limited to 12 and Pragmatic Works has received a number of applications.
Microsoft recently awarded the foundation a $20,000 grant to assist in its training. Classes and books are free, and laptops are loaned to the students during the training.
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