Success Story: Mario Morales
Mario Morales served as a sergeant in the Marine Corps for a little under ten years. As a USMC veteran who spent most of his military career overseas, Morales found his transition to the civilian workforce in the US even more challenging. Morales learned about VetsinTech during his transition to Austin from his end-duty station in Okinawa, Japan, and describes VetsinTech as “one of the best organizations I have seen during my transition”.
Thanks to VetsinTech, Morales was able to take advantage of free courses in both front end and full-stack immersive web development which proved foundational in building his tech career. Next Mario took both Security+ and Palo Alto Networks classes as part of VetsinTech Cybersecurity offerings and continued to broaden his knowledge with a nanodegree program – a scholarship provide by VetsinTech and AT&T
According to Morales, “All of these courses were offered at little or no cost to me and helped me stand out from the crowd.” These stepping stones led to multiple interviews and subsequent job offers from top tech companies around the country. Morales eventually accepted a position as a Production Engineer at Facebook, Inc. “Without VetsinTech, I would not be where I am in my career today.” adds Morales.