Today, in recognition of our nation’s veterans, Cisco and Raytheon announced a joint effort to expand the Wounded Warrior Project’s education initiatives and support the development of a new cybersecurity training program. The effort will include the expansion of current, multi-tiered information technology training programs with an added focus on developing new cybersecurity training opportunities.
The Wounded Warrior Project is a not-for-profit organization that aims to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded warriors in the nation’s history. These expanded programs will help injured servicemen and women develop new skills for a successful transition to the civilian workforce and pursue opportunities to become cybersecurity professionals for their country.
Raytheon Company Chairman and CEO William H. Swanson stated:
“On Veterans Day, as we thank all who have served in uniform; we are honored to reach out to wounded warriors in support of cybereducation initiatives that support their long-term goals. We believe strongly in the mission of the Wounded Warrior Project and are proud to have joined this important program that will provide these veterans with an opportunity to continue to contribute to our nation’s security with new job skills and professional opportunities at all levels.”
Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers commented:
“Cisco is proud to continue to help support 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. 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.”
Cisco's information technology commitment will support WWP's education programs, information technology training and employment assistance services, including the Transition Training Academy (TTA) and Warriors to Work programs. Cisco founded TTA in 2006, and so far the program has provided 1,173 participants and 966 graduated students with the opportunity to learn both standard and advanced IT skills. To date Cisco has invested more than $1.25 million in cash and in-kind donations.