Program providing free cybersecurity training to veterans launches in NC

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On Wednesday, the North Carolina Secretary of Commerce, along with several business leaders and public officials, launched a free training program to get veterans into one of 18,000 North Carolina IT jobs.

Cyber Vets USA is an outreach and training program for military families.

Through a partnership with Cisco and several others, veterans, military spouses, reservists and more can get 12-14 weeks of free cybersecurity training.

“It affects us every day,” said Sec. Anthony Copeland. “Whether it’s your social security, your credit card… whether it’s the military or the election or whatever, it’s a chronic problem.”

Sgt. Miguel Ramirez attended the program’s announcement ceremony and talked about how it will launch his post-military career.

He later told CBS 17 that his transition to civilian life has been tough, but he’s confident in this training opportunity.

“Knowing that I have a high demand and I have the skills and knowledge, I think I’ll be an asset in this field,” Ramirez said.

Enrollment into the program is open now. For more information, click here.

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