2011 Winter Software Quality Assurance Class Graduates
The first class of Halcyon’s Veteran’s Workforce Development Program graduated in February 2012 with flying colors. The veterans who participated in this class spent the last 2 months learning concepts, techniques and tools used in Software Quality Assurance and System Testing. This rigorous course exposed the students to current software development methodologies like Agile and hands on experience using tools like HP QC/QTP that are being leveraged by IT teams to conduct system testing and requirements validation. In addition, the veterans were also provided with job search tools such as assistance in resume writing and interviewing skills.
The program has been well received by various companies in Columbus. List of companies who interviewed and selected the veterans – Nationwide Insurance, Northwoods Consulting, State of Ohio – Department of Development Disabilities, IGS Energy,Cardinal Health, Sedgwick and Check$mart.
Click here for more details about the Veterans Workforce Development Program.
"Employers are seeking individuals with a strong work ethic and a very specific set of skills. My service in the Armed Forces has provided me with a strong work ethic, but not all of the skills required to be successful in the civilian workforce. Halcyon Solutions bridged the gap by providing specific training in technical and soft skills. With Halcyon's help, I was also able to find an opportunity as an IT professional in an excellent company. I am grateful to Halcyon for their dedication and commitment to help veterans."
"Due to layoffs and downsizing, I found myself stuck in a dead end job, with no opportunity for advancement or personal/professional growth. I had a bachelor's degree, but I was lacking the current IT skills that were necessary to find anything other than a technical support position. The Halcyon program provided relevant, hands-on training and experience. They also refined my resume and interview skills. They then used their business contacts to match me with several corporate decision makers, which ultimately led to an exciting career opportunity. I highly recommend this program to any veteran who is looking for a career in IT. Mohan and everyone at Halcyon went out of their way to help us succeed."