REDMOND, Wash., April 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CyberTraining 365 is continuing their efforts of empowering veterans to help fill the cybersecurity skills gap by partnering with Operation Code. Operation Code is an open source veterans non-profit aiding US veterans in learning cybersecurity skills to help fill the skills gap and reintroduce them to the workforce. Aligned in mission and efforts, CyberTraining 365 and Operation Code announce their partnership to offer 100 seats of subscription-based cybersecurity courses to veterans and members of the Operation Code community for free.
Through their previous partnerships with veterans' organizations, CyberTraining 365 views veterans as indispensable assets to the United States workforce. Currently, there are 220,000 job openings that require cybersecurity-related skills, and employers are struggling to find workers to fill these positions.
"We are increasingly being shown that veterans are team oriented and excel at handling high-pressure environments, giving them the abilities to excel in cybersecurity positions. They may have already acquired security clearances that are needed for a lot of cybersecurity positions in the public sector and have a unique perspective while understanding the cultural foundations of the field," says Bally Kehal, CISO at CyberTraining 365.
Operation Code is an army of passionate volunteers who appreciate the value of private sector companies looking to reach beyond their market to make a bigger contribution to individuals, the field and economy at large.
Conrad Hollomon, Chief of Staff, National Operations and Strategic Partnerships Coordinator of Operation Code says, "CyberTraining365 is supporting brighter futures for the entire military community by providing this training. As our nation's cyber needs grows, it becomes more and more critical to make sure our cyber talent grows with it. At Operation Code, we want to make sure that those who have served can fill the nation's cyber talent needs, and CyberTraining365 is giving our nation's finest the tools they need to succeed."
Both CyberTraining 365 and Operation Code are dedicated to uplifting veterans with new skills to help them enter the workforce, as well as fill the cyber-skills gap creating anxiety among private corporations, small businesses and the public sector alike.
About CyberTraining 365
CyberTraining 365 is an online academy that offers nearly 1,000 hours of relevant and cutting edge cybersecurity training. Our training provides the most in demand industry certification prep courses including EC-Council, CompTIA, (ISC)2 and Cisco; all taught by leading cybersecurity experts. All of our offerings are aligned with the national initiative for cybersecurity education (NICE) and ensure the most up-to-date information for this constantly shifting field. With engaging content in a scenario-based format, CyberTraining 365 uses bite-sized micro-learning methodology ensures learners are not overwhelmed with information. On Demand LMS platform has white-label capabilities ideal for internal training purposes.
About Operation Code
Operation Code's mission is to empower the military community to learn software development, enter the tech industry, and code the future. Serving past and present Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard service members, veterans and military spouses through their online community, working with 1000+ members around the world.
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