The initiative will include the expansion of ongoing IT training programs with added focus on creating new cybersecurity training opportunities. When combined, these programs will help wounded service men and women to re-enter the workplace with new skills for the IT and cybersecurity markets.
Raytheon and Cisco will help the Wounded Warrior Project extend education programs with expertise, technology and financial resources, which in turn, will aid injured service men and women develop new skills for a smooth transition to the civilian workforce or to pursue cybersecurity careers.
William H. Swanson, Raytheon chairman and CEO, said the firm strongly believes in the mission of the Wounded Warrior Project and is proud to have joined this program.
Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers added that Cisco is proud to continue its support of “the brave military men and women who have served their country with honor.”
“Wounded veterans deserve the opportunity to gain new technical skills to help support themselves and their families,” he said. “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.”