IBM, the Colorado National Guard and Corporate America Supports You are joining forces this week to prepare military members and veterans for tech careers. 

IBM’s Veterans Employment Initiative provides free, weeklong, intensive tech training, certification, and job placement assistance for transitioning military service veterans, according to a news release.

“Instruction is provided in the use of IBM software widely used by law enforcement, national security agencies and corporations protecting their constituents,” the release said. “CASY, a not-for-profit agency, provides job placement resources and services.”

This public program is designed to build in-demand technology skills to prepare veterans for “new collar” careers, such as data analysts, that do not always require four-year college degrees. Hundreds of U.S. military service members and veterans will participate in the program this year, as they have in previous years, the release said.