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The training, now in its third year, is part of a Veterans initiative launched by IBM and CASY to help local veterans translate their military experience into high-skilled jobs. The Veteran Employment Accelerator Grant program will provide returning service members with hands-on training, certification, and job placement assistance in the fast-growing tech sector.

 

A widening gap exists between available, qualified, cybersecurity professionals and unfilled positions.  This gap is expected to reach 1.8 million by 2022.  Programs designed to build in-demand technology skills are needed to prepare veterans for “new collar” careers — skilled positions, such as data and cybersecurity analysts, positions that require specific skills but not a traditional education.

 

“IBM’s commitment to helping veterans transition to civilian life will help combat unemployment in the military community,” said Amy Rossi, CASY Co-Founder and Director. “Veterans receive training directly linked to in-demand, skilled jobs. This program supports CASY’s mission, in partnership with IBM to ensure our returning soldiers are career ready.”

 

The Veterans Employment Initiative is part of IBM’s philanthropic Impact Grants that arm non-profits, government and education institutions with effective tools, skills, and expertise to strengthen their infrastructure, build leadership, and better serve their communities.

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