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SteppingStone Program

SteppingStone / VALOR Programs

Because we believe education is a critical component to economic recovery.

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Our SteppingStone & VALOR initiatives were created to help facilitate and accelerate recovery – while helping those in need along the way. In this section of our site, individuals can find information on how to take advantage of free and reduced-cost training opportunities that will help get individual careers, and our economy, back on track.

Ready to Jumpstart Your IT Career? Get Certified!

Information Technology is one of the fastest growing fields in the U.S. workforce. The demand for IT workers is on the rise, while median wages for IT job roles are nearly twice the national average of $40,690.* Eight in 10 HR executives say it’s difficult to find a candidate with the right skills to fill their job openings.

Vendor certifications simplify the hiring process by providing proof of baseline knowledge and the skill sets needed for IT jobs. Certifications that map to specific job roles are important so that a job candidate has the ability to immediately become a valuable contributor to the workplace. Eighty-six percent of hiring managers said IT certifications were a high or medium priority during the candidate evaluation process.

Our SteppingStone & VALOR Programs Can Help!

  • For Veterans: Our VALOR program is aimed at providing employment opportunities for hundreds of our nation's returning war veterans and helping them transition to IT careers. If you are a veteran, or a company that employs our nation’s veterans, we offer reduced-cost programs to promote this education.

  • For the Unemployed or Under-Employed: Training Camp created the SteppingStone program in 2009, featuring special training packages, online learning, and webinars designed specifically to address the needs of unemployed IT professionals in today’s economy. These offerings are designed to offer the lowest possible costs to assist in re-educating our workforce.

    All of our programs are geared toward the specific skills and certifications that employers most often demand. This ensures that our students have an advantage and are ready for success.

Register with us now to find out how you can qualify for discounted training and certification through our SteppingStone & VALOR programs.

Helpful Resources

Contact us now for more information on our SteppingStone & VALOR programs.

  • Microsoft Elevate America
    Microsoft offers training vouchers for those who qualify through state agencies.

  • Getting America Back to Work
    CompTIA will help guide you through the IT training and certification process to potential job openings.

  • Workforce Investment Act
    Locate workforce investment boards, employment services offices, libraries, community colleges or local employers.

  • CompTIA Job Board
    CompTIA's new, interactive, online job board.

  • Joining Forces
    Joining Forces is a national initiative that mobilizes all sectors of society to give our service members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned.