General Assembly, a global group that provides practical education in business, technology and design, has unveiled the Opportunity Fund, a scholarship and support program. The pilot program is in New York City and will serve underrepresented students entering the technology industry. As part of the program, Bing is underwriting eight scholarships for military veterans.
There is a great opportunity for veterans to contribute, as there is a visible lack of them in the technology industry, the unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans is 36 percent higher than that of civilians, and startups and technology companies report they have a hard time filling open positions.
Hirepurpose, an organization that connects veterans with career opportunities, will also provide a housing stipend and career support for veterans accepted into the Opportunity Fund program.
To find out more about the program and Bing’s partnership with General Assembly, head over to the Bing Search Blog.
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