*Must be within 180 days of separation and have supervisor approval to apply


No tuition. No G.I. Bill. No limits to where you can go. 

Are you ready to launch a new career in tech? NPower in partnership with the Department of Defense SkillBridge initiative now offers free training in cybersecurity for service members nationwide and overseas.

Cybersecurity programs like the one offered through NPower SkillBridge can cost upwards of $17,000. Now, you can train in and earn industry-standard credentials in cyber at no cost to you.  

NPower is a nonprofit organization that creates pathways to economic prosperity by launching tech careers for military members separating from service. This training program backed by the Department of Defense gives military members the opportunity to gain valuable tech training and credentialing during the last 180 days of service.  

In the NPower SkillBridge cybersecurity program, you’ll gain the necessary certifications to launch a whole new career in cybersecurity in as little as ten weeks, all while you are in your final few months of active duty.  

10-week live virtual training while you continue to serve

Opportunity to earn CompTIA Security+, Linux+, and Splunk

Mentoring from senior IT professionals

Internship/job placement assistance

Open the door to a new career in tech prior to separation from service

 2024/2025 Upcoming Cohorts 

US Nationwide SkillBridge Summer 2024: May 6 – July 19, 2024 (11-weeks) (Orientation May 2, 2024)
US Nationwide SkillBridge Fall 2024:
 August 12 – October 18, 2024 (Orientation August 8, 2024)

US Nationwide SkillBridge Spring 2025: January 27- March 28, 2025 (Orientation on January 25, 2025)

Program Eligibility

Must be within 180 days of separation and have supervisor approval. Basic tech knowledge preferred. Talk to your Transition Assistance Program representative for more information.

“NPower has given me the skill sets and confidence to succeed in the transition into cybersecurity.”

Odin Bravo U.S. Marine Corps/Army Veteran

Summer 2023
I.T Instructor, Npower

For more information about the program contact:

Wendy Lazarus
SkillBridge Regional Director
Chris Starling
SkillBridge Executive Director
Vanessa Baez-Vera
Recruitment & Admissions Manager

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