The State of North Carolina veterans, reservists and National Guard members can now get free online training to become specialized in the Cybersecurity fields. As the Governor of state Roy Cooper’s administration and Cisco Systems proclaimed Wednesday at the meeting of the NCWorks Commission that the North Carolina, Cisco, and industry partners will work together to execute a Cybersecurity training initiative for veterans in the state.
The partnership will bring the CyberVetsUSA training program to North Carolina that will provide Cybersecurity training to veterans, members of the reserves and the National Guard, and military spouses without any cost. In a statement, Cooper stated that North Carolina is the most military-friendly state in the nation and they’re proud that so many of their veterans prefer to stay here when they return to civilian life. Veterans play a significant role in powering the nations’ economy and we must make sure they have the skills they need to thrive in the workforce. Cooper further said that the Cybersecurity field is vital to the 21st-century economy and he is delighted that Cisco understands that North Carolina’s talented veterans are the perfect fit for these important jobs.
Military users and their spouses who enroll in the program for about three-month classes can get career assistance and a free voucher to obtain industry certifications. CyberVetsUSA already is helping veterans who looking for employment in Maryland and Virginia. Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Cisco, Tae Yoo pointed out that Cisco identifies the value of taking veterans into the workplace and is proud to support North Carolina’s CyberVetsUSA initiative to help provide educational and career opportunities for veterans in the high-demand field of Cybersecurity. Additionally, Yoo said CyberVetsUSA initiative also enables them to intensify our commitment in North Carolina that also home to Cisco’s second-largest U.S. campus.