CyberVetsUSA Pilots Nebraska Project
The skills-to-job consortium CyberVetsUSA is launching a new pilot program in Nebraska that aims to fast-track military veterans into new cybersecurity careers.
CyberVetsUSA exists as a public-private partnership between non-profit and Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs), tech employers, institutions of higher education, and local government agencies.
It was launched in 2017 with the mission to increase the available pool of qualified cyber talent by helping military veterans and their spouses become part of the cybersecurity workforce. In 2018, the program served nearly 300 military veterans and their spouses by minimizing barriers to entry.
Under the CyberVetsUSA program, America’s veterans are provided with training, certification and employment opportunities through the Cisco Networking Academy, Institute for Veterans & Military Families at Syracuse University, Onward to Opportunity, and Fortinet NSE Training Institute.
Coinciding with Veterans Day in the United States, CyberVetsUSA has partnered with the civic venture Digital Innovation Engine to trial a free cybersecurity training scheme in Nebraska that will start in the new year.
“Beginning in January 2022, this 15-week program offers an instructor-led course which provides trainees with both technical and tactical skills to effectively protect organizations’ critical infrastructure, applications and data,” said a spokesperson for Digital Innovation Engine.