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Beaufort Digital Corridor and Divergence Academy Partner to Empower Transitioning Veterans in Tech

Beaufort, SC –- Beaufort Digital Corridor proudly announces its strategic collaboration with Divergence Academy, a renowned leader in emerging tech education. This collaboration marks a significant step forward in equipping transitioning active duty service members, veterans, and spouses with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in the ever-evolving tech landscape.

The initiative addresses the unique needs of transitioning military community by offering them tailored bootcamp-style courses led by experienced instructors. These courses are meticulously designed to equip participants with the skills they need to swiftly and efficiently transition into the tech sector, jump starting their career opportunities.

Furthermore, the partnership between Beaufort Digital Corridor and Divergence Academy ensures that these transformative online courses, designed in bootcamp style, include comprehensive training that enables participants to obtain industry-validated certifications from renowned organizations such as COMPTIA, Microsoft, and (ISC)2.

"We are elated to collaborate with Divergence Academy to offer invaluable opportunities to those who have selflessly served our nation," expressed Jess O'Brien, Executive Director of Beaufort Digital Corridor. "Our joint efforts aim to provide transitioning veterans with a clear path to acquiring essential tech skills and connecting them with meaningful employment opportunities."

One of the standout features of this partnership is Divergence Academy's unique approach to training. Throughout the duration of Divergence's immersive programs, they offer continuous career services support. They prioritize assisting their alumni in connecting their honed skills with the right job opportunities from their extensive network in the tech industry. This dedicated support reflects their unwavering commitment to ensuring a seamless transition for their graduates into the tech workforce.

Divergence Academy understands the financial challenges that veterans may face during their career transition. The Academy offers various funding options to ensure accessibility:

**GI Bill(r): **Divergence Academy supports veterans by offering programs that can be fully covered by the GI Bill(r) benefits. This esteemed U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) program enables eligible veterans to pursue education and training opportunities at no upfront cost.

VET TEC: This innovative program allows veterans to leverage their GI Bill(r) benefits without exhausting their entitlement. With just one day of unexpired GI Bill(r) benefits, veterans can participate in Divergence Academy's programs.

Loans: Divergence Academy collaborates with reputable lenders to offer accessible loans for as little as $600 a month.

Installments: Flexible options from 2 lump sums to monthly payments without interest.

Divergence Academy's commitment to ensuring financial accessibility underscores its dedication to fostering diverse and skilled tech professionals.

Enrollment is now open for a range of certificate courses, including Cloud Engineering Immersive, Cybersecurity Professional Penetration Tester, Security Operations Management Immersive, and Data Science Immersive. For those aiming to forge a path in the dynamic tech industry and earn esteemed certifications, learn more and sign up for these sought-after courses by visiting

About Beaufort Digital Corridor:

The Beaufort Digital Corridor Foundation is an independent 501(c)(6) non-profit tech incubator focused on diversifying Beaufort's economy through innovative programs, events, and services. Serving as a platform for tech startups, it fosters growth, collaboration, and success. Through mentorship, networking, and cutting-edge programs, the Beaufort Digital Corridor drives economic growth while nurturing a vibrant community of tech enthusiasts and entrepreneurs.

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About Divergence Academy:

Divergence Academy is a leading vocational trade school focusing on emerging technologies. Their mission is not just to educate but to optimize support for each learner to seamlessly transition into their desired tech roles upon graduation. By intertwining career services throughout their courses and leveraging their vast employer partner network, they prioritize post-graduation placement as their key metric of success. Their commitment extends beyond the classroom; they continue to provide career assistance to their alumni, ensuring they thrive in the evolving tech landscape. Whether you're a veteran or an aspiring tech enthusiast, Divergence Academy paves the way for your bright future in technology.

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