Divergence Academy receives the 2021 Hire Vets Medallion award from the US Department of Labor


Texas vocational school celebrates with Veterans Day event

DALLAS, November 11, 2021 / PRNewswire / – US Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized DFW-based Divergence Academy as one of 849 recipients of the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award at an awards ceremony presented yesterday by the US Department of Labor.

Sravan Ankaraju, CEO and Founder of Texas-based Divergence Academy, presents US Congresswoman Beth Van Duyne (TX-24) with a personalized copy of her recently published book on Tech Economics, Hackers and Heroes.

The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE Vets Act) medal program is the only federal award program that recognizes employers who successfully recruit, hire and retain veterans. Divergence Academy won the organization’s gold medal for its efforts to upgrade skills and hire veterans in 2021.

Addison’s educational institution today celebrated the reception of the HIRE Vets Medallion Award with a Veterans Day celebration in honor of their many veteran students, graduates, business partners and instructors. Held on the Divergence Academy campus, the event was attended by the Congresswoman Beth van duyne and the pro tempore mayor of Addison Guillermo Quintanilla.

“Many returning veterans express a desire to upgrade their skills to build a better life, and our courses take them to that next level,” said the CEO and Founder of Divergence Academy, Sravan Ankaraju. “Particularly at the inflection point we are experiencing today, with ransomware attacks plaguing businesses of all sizes, Divergence occupies a unique position: talented veteran graduates ready to meet growing demand. “

Divergence Academy joins 848 other companies from 49 states, as well as the District of Colombia, who are committed to hiring veterans, but also to ensuring that veterans have a long-term career and growth plan that utilizes the various skills they have learned during their military service.

HIRE Vets Medallion Award 2021 recipients meet rigorous criteria for Veteran employment and integration assistance, including Veteran hiring and retention percentages; availability of resources specific to ex-combatants; leadership programs for veterans; dedicated human resources efforts; pay compensation and tuition assistance programs for veterans.

About Divergence Academy
Founded in 2014, Divergence Academy was the first data science-focused institution in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas. Since its founding, it has welcomed hundreds of diverse learners to the region seeking to upgrade and retrain for a new or better career. The vocational school remains at the forefront of emerging technologies by designing its programs with a strong emphasis on cloud, cybersecurity and AI. More information can be found at www.Divergence.one.

About the HIRE Vets Medallion program:
For more information on the program and the application process, visit HIREVets.gov.



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