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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 Make It Work: A Look at Women in Tech

As Women’s History Month continues, here’s a snapshot of how their representation in the American tech industry has grown in the age of information. And we’ll take a look at how many of them are building the future of technology, charting their courses with determination and grit. In the beginning The Information Age began in…

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…

How to Get a Job in IT: Entry-Level IT Jobs with Training

In today’s competitive job market, breaking into the IT industry without a traditional degree might seem challenging. However, there are pathways available that combine training and real-world experience, opening doors to lucrative entry-level IT jobs.  In this guide, we’ll explore key steps and opportunities to launch your IT career, with a focus on IT training…

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…

The Best Candidate Experience Ever: A Review of Merit America

Driven by transparency, accountability, and an unwavering commitment to continuous improvement, Merit America’s Talent Acquisition team is dedicated to delivering an exceptional candidate experience. Curious about what to expect? In this blog post, Jula, a business development representative at Merit America, candidly recounts her recent candidate experience, providing insights into why she considers it the…

Reimagining Education: Exploring College Alternatives in the Tech Realm

If you’re considering alternatives to going to college, you’re not alone. Many people are looking toward alternative education pathways, especially within the tech industry. What are the benefits of college alternatives? Which college alternatives are worth considering?  Organizations like Merit America have gained attention for their innovative, fast, and flexible programs, and there are many…

How Merit America Is Making Hiring More Inclusive For People With Disabilities (And Why You Should Care)

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a time to celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities and raise awareness about the importance of creating inclusive workplaces. At Merit America, we are committed to building a workplace where everyone feels welcome and supported, regardless of their ability. Why You Should Care A diverse and…