IBM and CASY Launch Veterans Employment Initiative at NOVA

IBM and CASY Launch Veterans Employment Initiative at NOVA

IBM and CASY Launch Veterans Employment Initiative at NOVA
(Front row) Susan D. Baker, special assistant to the vice president for NOVA’s Workforce Development; Capt. Mike Riley, U.S. Army Soldier and Family Support Division, Army National Guard; and Anne Altman, general manager, U.S. Federal and Government Industries, IBM.

NOVA has partnered with IBM and Corporate America Supports You (CASY) to offer important training for veterans to help them transition their military experience into highly skilled tech jobs. The new veterans program provides returning service members with hands-on training, certification and job placement assistance in the fast-growing tech sector. More than 100 veterans around the nation will participate in the program this year.

The i2 Analyst Certification is a desirable skill in the high-tech workforce. It helps technicians to identify and deal with online evidence of credit card fraud, making those who hold the certificate highly sought after in an age of online banking and e-commerce. The certificate typically takes several months to complete. However, because most veteran service members are used to fast-paced, high-tech training, the certification is usually completed in five business days.

Graduation was recently held on September 25 in the Workforce Development classrooms at the Pitney Bowes building in Annandale, Virginia.

Among those in attendance at the final day of training were Susan D. Baker, NOVA’s special assistant to the vice president for Workforce Development; Capt. Mike Riley, U.S. Army Soldier and Family Support Division, Army National Guard; and Anne Altman, general manager, U.S. Federal and Government Industries, IBM.

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