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The week long classes are expected to continue on a monthly basis in 2018, at locations that have high populations of military members, veteran service organizations, and businesses with a need to fill these types of positions. After graduation, attendees tend to take their new-found skills  and certification  to jobs in data intelligence and cybersecurity, Melley explained.

Earlier last year, IBM announced a new initiative to hire 2,000 veterans over the next three years to join their global technology company. Melley says those with military experience bring invaluable skills to the workplace.

“We recognize the importance of public/private collaboration in shaping fast paths for service members to gain skills necessary for what we call "New Collar" jobs of tomorrow,” Melley said. “This program is designed to help veterans get the good-paying, 21st century jobs and training they deserve."

IBM® Data Intelligence and Cyber Security Training is free and open to all veterans. Enrollment is now open through CASY’s portal for training in Tampa, FL and Camp Dawson, WV. To view the full calendar of locations, visit https://www.casy.us/ibm-i2.