Veterans struggling to find employment given free training to build new technology careers

VETERANS finding themselves unable to transition from the military to civilian careers can now access free training and some of the most sought-after technology jobs in Australia.

WithYouWithMe (WYWM) has partnered with Commonwealth Bank to provide customers who are veterans with access to free courses in some of today’s most in-demand technology skills. Accessible through the Benefits finder feature in the CommBank app, veteran customers will be able to explore new careers in highly sought-after fields including cyber security, digital project management, robotic process automation and software development.

The WYWM Potential website offers military-grade online testing to identify the courses most suited to the user’s aptitude and abilities, in addition to jobs and new careers available upon finishing their selected course.

WYWM chief executive officer, Tom Moore, said the training and software company was excited to be collaborating with Commonwealth Bank to help veterans gain access to new digital skills and technology careers.

“We at WithYouWithMe know that many veterans struggle to find meaningful employment which just isn’t right; and we want to do something about it. We’re proud to be partnering with Commonwealth Bank to enable more veterans to gain access to our high-quality aptitude testing, technology training courses, and career opportunities,” Mr Moore said.

CBA’s head of financial wellbeing, Ben Grauer, said the bank was proud to collaborate with WYWM to connect customers who are veterans with WYWM’s services.

“At the bank we’re always thinking about what we can do to help improve financial wellbeing and Benefits finder helps customers access and claim benefits and rebates they may not know about and be entitled to. By including benefits that are available from WYWM in the CommBank app feature we’re able to offer personalised support to help more veterans upskill and prepare them for the next stage of their career and beyond,” he said.

Access to the WYWM platform will be available to Commonwealth Bank customers through Benefits finder from November 15.

For further information contact: Jay Munro, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +61 401 510 703

About WithYouWithMe

WithYouWithMe (WYWM) is a social impact software and technology company, focused on solving underemployment and building the technology workforce of the future. Offering free training in some of the most in-demand technology fields, WYWM aims to assist underrepresented communities in building their new skills and careers in just weeks rather than years; then facilitating recruitment and hiring of newly job-ready technologists with some of the world’s leading org anisations. With a presence in Australia, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, WYWM has already helped more than 20,000 veterans and others with their technology career transitions.

About Benefits finder

The Benefits finder feature can be accessed via the CommBank app and NetBank. Customers are asked to answer five simple questions, with answers determining what benefits or rebates they may be eligible to claim. Customers are provided with details on each benefit or rebate, including how much they may be able to claim and instructions on how to claim, and are then directed to the relevant website to start the claim. The Benefits finder feature was developed as part of the ongoing collaboration between CBA and Harvard University’s STAR (Sustainability, Transparency and Accountability Research) Lab.


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