“Tech for Heroes” to be offered free-of-charge to Austin area service members
BOSTON, March 4, 2019 – DraftKings will be hosting its Tech for Heroes (TfH) initiative in Austin this month, providing military veterans and spouses with free, comprehensive, high-tech job skills training.
“Since launching Tech for Heroes in 2018, DraftKings has provided high tech-focused jobs skills training to recent and returning veterans and their spouses across the country,” said Paul Liberman, DraftKings Co-Founder and COO. “We’re thrilled to kickoff our 2019 Tech for Heroes veteran trainings in Austin. After a great first year, DraftKings is committed to building on that momentum and helping 100 more veterans in more cities in 2019.”
Working in partnership with the national nonprofit VetsinTech, the four-week training in Austin will be taught by a certified instructor from Galvanize, a coding and data science talent development company. The initiative will focus on teaching veterans and military spouses web development skills, and upon completion, students will receive certified proficiency through Galvanize. DraftKings employees will also work with the veterans to grow their understanding of employment opportunities at high-tech companies and to further support the veteran graduates pursuing careers in tech through mentoring.
“The Tech for Heroes program made a huge impact on the veteran community in Austin, and across the country, last year,” said VetsinTech founder Katherine Webster. “We’re happy to be working with DraftKings once again to bring this program back to Austin and serve such an important mission, training our nation’s veterans in the job skills needed to compete in today’s job market.”
In 2019, DraftKings will continue to expand the Tech for Heroes program to cities across the U.S., training 100 veterans or military spouses by year-end. For additional information on the DraftKings Tech for Heroes program and to inquire about joining a class, please visit DraftKings Tech for Heroes.
DraftKings is a global sports technology and entertainment company that believes life is more fun with skin in the game. Its mission is to bring fans closer to the games they love via a unique combination of daily fantasy sports, sports betting and media platforms that, combined, deliver “The Game Inside The Game.” Founded in 2012 by Matt Kalish, Paul Liberman and Jason Robins, DraftKings is headquartered in Boston, MA, and offers daily fantasy sports contests across 11 professional sports in 8 countries including the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia. Operating pursuant to state regulations in New Jersey and Mississippi, DraftKings Sportsbook mobile and retail, allows players in the state to engage in betting for major U.S. and international sports.
VetsinTech supports our current and returning veterans with re-integration services, and by connecting them to the national technology ecosystem. VIT is committed to bringing together a tech-specific network, resources, and programs for our veterans interested in Education, Entrepreneurship, and Employment – the 3E’s!
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