Raytheon will give $2.5 million over five years to the nonprofit organization, while Cisco has committed its IT resources. Some of the programs the pledges will support include the Cisco-founded Transition Training Academy and Warriors to Work program. TTA, founded in 2006, has already graduated 966 students, who have learned both standard and advanced IT skills.
Many other government contractors have also announced plans to support former member of the armed services in honor of Veteran’s Day.
“Cisco is proud to continue to help support the brave military men and women who have served their country with honor,” said Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers. “Wounded veterans deserve the opportunity to gain new technical skills to help support themselves and their families. The expansion of the Transition Training Academy provides a small gesture for the great work that our nation’s veterans do each and every day. The goal is to help them to effectively secure new roles in the military, transition to jobs or go on to further educational programs in civilian life.”