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Pivoting into Tech: A Guide for Former Teachers

In a rapidly evolving world driven by technology, career transitions have become more common than ever before. Former teachers make up just one group of professionals that has been gaining attention for their successful career transitions. Educators, armed with invaluable skills in communication, empathy, and adaptability, are finding their niche in the technology space. Here…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Data Analytics | Merit America

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, the demand for skilled data analysts has surged to unprecedented heights, driving companies across industries to harness the power of data-driven decision-making. Here at Merit America, our programs encompass a blend of technical training from organizations such as Google, where you will gain expertise in various technical content and…

Niagara Cares Partners with Merit America to Upskill and Hire Employees in New Tech Careers

Niagara Cares, the philanthropic arm of Niagara Bottling, announced a $175,000 grant to Merit America, a national nonprofit organization that creates pathways to family-sustaining careers for Americans stuck in low-wage jobs. This grant enables Niagara to hire new program participants for life-sustaining tech careers at no cost to the eligible learners who enroll and complete…

Accountability & Transparency: Merit America’s Candidate Experience

Through their commitment to transparency, accountability, and continuous improvement, the Merit America Talent Acquisition team has navigated the intricate landscape of candidate engagement to create an enriching and impactful experience. In this blog post, Merit America’s Director of Talent Acquisition Katie Rakusin shares some of the insights her team has learned to build a great…

Merit America alumni experience a $24,000 wage increase 3+ months post-program, according to University of Virginia analysis  

New analysis using paystubs, offer letters and self-reported salary data reveals alumni of nonprofit Merit America move from earning $26K average salary to $50K average salary, three or more months post-program completion. August 1, 2023 — Today, Merit America, a national nonprofit that creates pathways to family-sustaining careers for Americans stuck in low-wage jobs, released…

The Power of Coaches: Driving Learner Success at Merit America

As learners enter the Immersion phase of their Merit America program, they’ll discover what we call our “secret sauce”—our coaches. These dedicated coaches play a pivotal role in the success of learners, providing guidance, support and answers to questions they may have along the way.  In this blog post, learn how Merit America’s coaches empower…

Fortune Media and Great Place To Work® name Merit America to 2023 Fortune Best Workplaces for Millennials list

Great Place To Work® and Fortune magazine have named Merit America as one of the 2023 Best Workplaces for Millennials. Earning this distinction signifies that Merit America has surpassed rigorous benchmarks, establishing itself as one of the country’s best companies to work for. To determine the Fortune Best Workplaces for Millennials™ List, Great Place To…

Remote Work: Saving Money, Time, and Sanity!

The pandemic has propelled the remote work revolution, forcing companies to embrace work from home culture for the safety of their employees. As organizations and the workforce embrace the freedom and flexibility it provides, remote work has redefined the traditional working environment and can be a divisive topic among employers and employees. According to a…

Discover Your Path to Success with Us | Merit America

Merit America offers a life-changing program that could unlock your career potential and set you on the path to success. But how do you know if Merit America is the right fit for you? In this blog post, we will explore three key indicators that can help you discover if Merit America is your ideal…

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Merit America among partners of Outlier.org and Golden Gate University to launch Degrees+ Workforce Transfer Network

Merit America alumni now guaranteed transfer credit toward an associate degree with Golden Gate University. In a move set to revolutionize the education landscape, Merit America is among the organizations to partner with Golden Gate University (GGU) and Outlier.org to launch the Degrees+ Workforce Transfer Network this week.  This groundbreaking network brings together leading organizations…

Tearing the Paper Ceiling with College Alternatives | Merit America

In today’s rapidly evolving job market, where the demand for skills often outpaces traditional degree-based qualifications, skilled credentials have emerged as a game-changer. Merit America is a partner of Opportunity@Work, whose transformative movement, Tear the Paper Ceiling, is empowering STARs— individuals above the age of 25 who don’t possess a bachelor’s degree and are Skilled…

Mind Matters: How Merit America Prioritizes Learners’ Mental Health

At Merit America, we believe that everyone deserves access to quality career development, regardless of their mental health status. That’s why we’re committed to promoting mental health for our learners and providing them with the resources they need to succeed in tech. In addition to our high-quality curriculum, Merit America supports our learners through our…