Who Are We and What Do We Do?
At WPConnects our Mission is to help United States military personnel find their next career. We understand that this time in their lives and career can be unsettling with all of the unknowns. WPConnects wants to help soldiers with their transition from Military life to their civilian careers.
We do this by helping through a few avenues. Individuals entering into the WordPress industry obtain tools to help them succeed within the community. After receiving training, our job placement program will help our trained professionals obtain employment with our contracted employers.
The first tool WPConnects provides is the Credentialing Assistance Program. This program is funded for the Army and Air Force through their training funds. Once Soldiers are in the last 180 days of their contracts they can apply to enter a SkillBridge program. This program is a 12 week instructor led Training course. At the end of the SkillBridge program soldiers can obtain employment or they can apply to enter an Apprenticeship program. Our Apprenticeship programs consist of 1 year of hands on training where you work with our employer partners and learn what it is really like to work in the technology field. At the end of our Apprenticeship programs we assist our apprentices with finding employment with our hiring partners. Throughout the process we have mentors and companies for our soldiers to connect with.
We also want to help WordPress companies hire fully qualified and trained staff. The US Military personnel make some of the best employees. The US government spends a lot of money on training programs for their soldiers, and we take them and teach them both frontend and backend WordPress development. With their previous training and our hands-on training they are fully ready to take on any job when they leave our apprenticeship program. Our Hiring partners can be involved at any stage of the process, but most are involved by our SkillBridge and Apprenticeship programs.
We fully believe that you Hire for Character and Train Skill. Find out more about our training programs and Employer partners throughout the website. WordPress is the perfect community for individuals looking for a career change. I have heard several Veterans who work in the WordPress community say it is 2nd best to the military community. You will truly have to find out for yourself. We also want to train individuals in WordPress and technology because of the projected growth over the next 5 years. We want our trainees to have longevity in their next careers.
WordPress is unlike any other corporate community. WordPress has a community mindset. Everyone wants each other to succeed. Even competitors give advice and assistance to one another. At WP Connects we want YOU to succeed in your next career path. We have online support and community mentor programs to help you along your next journey.
Despite a push to increase jobs for military veterans, statistics reveal that almost half of all veterans leave their first post-military position within a year, and only 20-40% of veterans will see their second work anniversary. Finding your next career path outside of the military can be daunting and lonely. WP Connects wants to give you your next community to join.
What is WordPress?
WordPress is a free and open-source content management system written in PHP and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database. WordPress is used by 42.8% of the top 10 million websites as of October 2021.
Working in WordPress is like finding a second family. Unlike most corporate environments inside large industries, WordPress has created a communal environment. Everyone in this community is here to lend a helping hand to one another. There are platforms like Post Status that solely exist to bring WordPress professionals together and give them a space to GIVE, GROW, TOGETHER.
Most jobs in WordPress are remote jobs. Working remotely gives you the opportunity to spend more time at home with your family, while you are building your next career.
WordPress is used by 42.8% of the top 10 million websites as of October 2021. There is a hiring shortage in the WordPress industry, and we want to help fill the gap.
Look Further If You’re:
Finding your next career after the military can be daunting and downright lonely. WP Connects understands your frustration and we’re here to help you find your next job. WordPress has 43% of the market share and can be your next career path.
WordPress employers are struggling to find staff. We want to help you bridge that gap. We help separating military personnel gain a rewarding WordPress career. See how WPConnects can partner with your company to find you the right employees.