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A Step-by-Step Guide to the Merit America Admissions Process

Table Of Contents When you hear “admissions process,” it can sound daunting. That’s why we’ve designed our process to be as clear and straightforward as possible. With as much as you are investing in your career, our goal is to invest the same energy into ensuring every potential learner understands their next step with Merit…

Pride in Practice: LGBTQIA+ Inclusion in Tech and Beyond

The tech industry is renowned for innovation, disruption, and pushing boundaries. But its strength isn’t just in its groundbreaking technologies—it also lies in the diversity and inclusivity of its workforce. LGBTQIA+ professionals have long been integral to the tech sector, contributing their unique perspectives and talents to drive progress and change. Working to Break the…

6 In-Demand Project Management Skills Recruiters Love

What makes a good project manager? It’s not just about having the right training or adhering to the typical job duties (although those are important too). Being an excellent project manager requires the ability to combine both hard and soft skills to manage tasks, timelines, and technical expertise, as well as the ability to draw…

Celebrating Service and Paving the Way: Veterans In Tech

May marks a season of new beginnings, and ends with Memorial Day– a solemn occasion to remember and honor the courageous individuals who sacrificed their lives for our liberties. Their steadfast dedication and sacrifice form the cornerstone of our nation’s principles. This Memorial Day, we salute their lasting legacy and explore the intricate relationship between…

Merit America Receives $15 Million Multi-Year Grant from Crankstart to Advance Workforce Training in Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO – May 14, 2024 – Merit America, a national nonprofit dedicated to preparing workers in low-wage roles for family-sustaining careers, today announced a strategic partnership with Crankstart through a $15,600,000 multi-year grant to build a ladder to economic mobility for Bay Area residents who are stuck in low-wage work by facilitating tech skills…

Is the Google Data Analytics Certificate Worth It?

In today’s fast-paced world, where data-driven decisions have become the backbone of businesses across industries, the demand for skilled data analysts is skyrocketing. Whether you’re seeking a higher paycheck, a more flexible and in-demand career, job security, or simply a morning where you don’t find yourself thinking “Oh God, not another day…”, obtaining the Google…

AAPI Tech Trailblazers: Shaping Our Digital World

As May unfolds, we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. The story of AAPI contributions in America is as diverse as the communities themselves, with AAPI individuals representing over 45 nationalities and countless ethnic groups spanning China, Japan, Korea, the Philippine Islands, American Samoa, India, Vietnam, and many more.  Join us as…

Celebrating Trans Trailblazers

In honor of Transgender Day of Visibility, we’re highlighting the significant contributions and resilience of transgender individuals across various fields. From groundbreaking achievements in science and technology to advocacy for equality and representation, these individuals have made notable impacts on society. Did you know? Michael Dillon (1915-1962) was the first person in the world to…

Women’s History Month: Famous (and not so famous) Firsts

Happy Women’s History Month! Celebrating women’s history is what March is all about! How they invent, explore and blaze trails through every aspect of American life. Here’s to the ladies who persisted, succeeded and achieved in traditionally male-dominated fields, ranging from science, medicine, entrepreneurship, tech, and the arts: Did You Know? 1715: The first American…

2024 Lunar New Year: The Year of the Dragon

Happy Lunar New Year! Lunar New Year is a 15-day celebration of the arrival of spring and the beginning of a new year on the lunisolar calendar. Observed Feb. 10, Lunar New Year is the biggest holiday in China, and it is also celebrated in South Korea, Vietnam, and countries with large Chinese populations. 2024…

Trailblazers: Celebrating Black Women in Tech

In honor of Black History Month, we’re spotlighting Black women who have made a difference in the tech industry. These trailblazers have not only overcome historical barriers but have also pioneered groundbreaking innovations, shaping the trajectory of technology over the years.  Did you know? 1944 – During WWII, “women computers” at Philadelphia’s Moore School of…

Important update on our Java Development program 

At Merit America, our mission is to support learners in their transition from low-wage jobs to family-sustaining careers they’re passionate about. We believe that cost should never be an obstacle to achieving your career dreams, and we are committed to removing barriers to create opportunities that are accessible to everyone. After careful consideration, we made…

Merit America and YUPRO Placement join forces to transform the workforce through skills-based hiring and career advancement

YUPRO Placement and Merit America together support historically excluded talent in gaining the skills they need to land higher-paying jobs in tech with the Skills-to-Staff ™ Apprenticeship Program addressing skills gaps and hiring demand for employers nationwide. November 16, 2023 — YUPRO Placement, a pioneer in skills-first hiring solutions, and Merit America, a national nonprofit…

Merit America announces new career tracks in Cybersecurity and Project Management

Today, Merit America, a national career development nonprofit, announced the addition of two new career tracks in cybersecurity and project management. The new career tracks will officially launch in 2024, expanding the organization’s existing offerings in IT Support, Data Analytics, UX Design and Java Development. The new career tracks were selected for their strategic alignment…