2012 Summer Software Quality Assurance Class Graduates
The second class of Halcyon’s Veteran’s Workforce Development Program successfully graduated in summer 2012. Veterans enrolled for this session learned 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. Multiple “meet and greet” sessions are being conducted with company representatives from Nationwide Insurance, Northwoods Consulting, State of Ohio – Department of Development Disabilities, IGS Energy, Cardinal Health and Safelite. These companies have expressed a strong interest in this program and one-on-one interview sessions are being planned.
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"After serving in the Air Force and receiving a B.S. in mathematics it became evident to me that I wanted to pursue a career in IT. I had the drive, the work ethic, the education and the skill set obtained from the military but I lacked experience and some technical skills required to get more than a glance from hiring managers. Then when I literally thought all hope was lost, I came into contact with Halcyon Solutions. Halcyon wanted to do more than point veterans in the “right” direction, they wanted to create a “path” and give us the skills and knowledge needed to walk that path. Halcyon, in not so great economic times, is taking the social responsibility to new levels and bridging the enormous gap between education and employment. I am thankful everyday that I had the opportunity to learn and create a buildable foundation offered by Halcyon that almost immediately led to me receiving job offers. I recommend this program to all veterans wanting to start an exciting career in IT along with the willingness to learn."