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Cyber Vets Virginia to enhance employment opportunities for veterans

Staff Writer | November 12, 2016
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the launch of Cyber Vets Virginia to provide veterans with access to cyber security training and skill development.
Governor Terry McAuliffe
Education   17,000 open cyber jobs in Virginia
“Every year, we set aside Veterans Day to honor all the men and women who have served and sacrificed in uniform for our country,” said Governor McAuliffe, speaking at the Veterans Day Ceremony.

“As a proud father of a Marine and the son of a World War II veteran, I deeply appreciate the sacrifice, dedication, and service of our veterans, as well as the sacrifices and strength of their families and loved ones

“Whether it is functionally ending veteran homelessness, expanding employment opportunities through Virginia Values Veterans program, or improving medical services for combat related injuries like PTSD, we will continue our efforts to make Virginia the best place for our service members, veterans, and their families.

“I am also pleased to launch Cyber Vets Virginia to help our veterans build the skillsets they need to be successful in the new Virginia economy.

“We currently have 17,000 open cyber jobs in Virginia and our veteran community is extremely well-suited to help close the workforce gap in this growing industry. We will continue to work with our partners and the private sector to build innovative pathways for job training and career development for veterans in Virginia.”

The Cyber Vets Virginia initiative is a unique cyber training collaboration between the Commonwealth and private sector leaders, including CISCO, Amazon Web Services (AWS), ISC2, and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families’ Onward to Opportunity program (O2O).

The initiative provides a free, cyber training pilot program for veterans living in Virginia and interested in working in the cyber industry.