W2CW Announces Its Second Cohort Of Cyber Security Students
ARLINGTON, Va., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lunarline, a cyber security company, and Echo360, the leader in active learning and lecture capture solutions, together announced the start of the second cohort of Warrior to Cyber Warrior (W2CW) students. The non-profit organization provides career training that links America's returning Veterans and Wounded Warriors to employers in need of qualified cyber security professionals through training and career placement. The W2CW program is a six-month, tuition-free cyber security training and certification program that gives Veterans and wounded service members the skills needed to transition from the military to a career as a cyber security professional.
The W2CW program is excited to expand the second cohort size by more than twofold to twenty-five Veterans from all branches of the military, the Wounded Warrior program and the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Care Coalition. W2CW second cohort student, and United States Marine Corps and Army Veteran Matthew Cornine, is excited to "receive training on IT Security that will increase my knowledge and strengthen my technical skills." The program incorporates an NSA/CNSS certified training curriculum with a dedicated online community offering individualized mentoring, coaching and peer support to each Veteran student.
"The cyber threat to our country is real and pressing," said General (Ret.) George W. Casey Jr, former Chief of Staff, United States Army. He recently spoke to the students on the importance of being a part of this program. The Veterans will be "back on the front lines again, but this time shaping the security and business environments of the 21st century," according to Gen. Casey. The graduates of the W2CW program will be ready to begin a new cyber security career in what is one of the largest growing industries.
Lunarline is a leading and award winning provider of cyber security and privacy solutions, specialized services, and certified security training to all US Federal Government (Civilian, DoD, and IC), as well as to customers in selected commercial markets. Lunarline is a VA Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and is a recipient of the DOT Cyber Security Excellence Award and was named as one of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Inc. 5000. For more information, visit www.lunarline.com.
More than one million students in 6,000 classrooms in 500 institutions, across 30 countries rely on Echo360 technology to enhance their educational experience. Echo360 plugs in the classroom, supporting interactive teaching and learning with digital clicking, polling and real-time questions, as well as capturing professor lectures, presentations, whiteboards and videos. With Echo360, students engage with their peers and professors using social collaboration, and review all course materials online, at their convenience on smartphones, tablets and laptops. Dashboards allow professors to monitor student engagement and assess learning with daily reports. The company has been recognized with a Product Line Strategy of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan, is CSIA-certified for outstanding customer service, and was named a Visionary Vendor in Educational Technology by IT research firm Basex. Echo360 is backed by Revolution Growth led by Steve Case, Ted Leonsis and Donn Davis.
Carolyn Morse, Media Relations
Mary Young, Marketing Director, Echo360