Veterans in Central Texas were able to take advantage of IBM software training

Posted at 4:53 PM, Oct 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-30 22:58:25-04

Veterans in Central Texas were able to take advantage of IBM software training.

Leaders from IBM, Central Texas College, St. Michael’s Learning Academy and Corporate America Supports You (CASY) all combined their efforts to expand in Texas a free nationwide training initiative for IBM.

Law enforcement, cybersecurity, commercial banking and insurance companies and national security all rely heavily on IBM’s software.

Ensuring that veterans are efficient with this technology to accompany their efforts to hire at least 2,000 veterans in the U.S. over the next four years.

Texas has the second largest population of veterans in the country with approximately 1.5 million veterans living in the state.

With the growing demand for “new collar” careers, skilled positions, such as data and cybersecurity analysts, positions require specific skills but not a traditional education.

"Through this training, veterans hone their skills and secure a certification that is linked to in-demand skilled jobs. The program provides qualifications needed to help transition these individuals into remarkable opportunities that are a fit for their overall experience, skills, and needs.  Thank you to IBM for providing this opportunity and for supporting our veteran community,” said Stacy Bayton, CASY Sr. Executive Vice President.

“It takes a village to raise a child but it takes a community to help a veteran transition,” Christine Aboud, Principal/President of St. Michael’s Learning Academy.

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

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