29 Apr '13, 2pm

#Military #Veterans to Get Training for Civilian Tech Jobs

#Military #Veterans to Get Training for Civilian Tech Jobs

First lady Michelle Obama will unveil Monday a public-private program to help military veterans with information technology experience to get the certifications and additional training they need to succeed in the civilian IT world. The IT Training and Certification Partnership will help up to 161,000 returning early-to-mid-career military veterans qualify for a dozen civilian technology positions, including computer programming, quality assurance and information security, according to the White House. The Obama administration estimates there will be 1.8 million openings in the targeted fields through the end of the decade. It also believes the jobs will provide an average salary of more than $81,000. Members of the military serving in a technology role often have the same or nearly the same level of training and skill as their civilian counterparts, but often lack the cert...

Full article: http://mashable.com/2013/04/29/military-veterans-tech-jobs/

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