Providence, RI (PRWEB) June 14, 2012
"The Veterans Workshop has standing orders to assist the unemployed veterans of this state to be re- trained as "Cyber Security Agents" to teach them how to help protect RI mission critical digital assets.
Robert Anderson, the Workshop's CIO points out, "There are over 2500 unemployed veterans in the State of Rhode Island who want nothing more than an opportunity to provide for their families after service to their country."
"Having a chance to be re-trained as "Cyber Security Agents" to guard the front line of city, state and corporate information assets from digital cyber-attack is ground we can defend," he concludes.
The workshop has experience in remotely training disabled and combat wounded veterans with their new "Veteran to Veteran" phone relay system. Rolled out last month, they have trained Blind veterans to make phone calls for Deaf Veterans as relay operators.
"We stand ready to lead the charge and assist our state as we know the current 11.2% unemployment rate is not because the unemployed veterans of this state don't want to work," said Smith.
Each new Cyber Security Agent needs to complete 26 weeks of full time online training before they are ready for assignment.
"Earning a paycheck instead of taking an unemployment check is what motivates us," Anderson added.
We know that there are dozens of unemployed veterans state wide who are ready to join and could quickly learn this new skill, taught by our instructors, allowing them to enter the workforce as "Force Multipliers" in the Workshop's Cyber Security battalion to protect RI assets from foreign and domenstic security threats.
Special thanks to Senator Reed, Senator Whitehouse, Congressman Cicilline and Congressman Langevin, all champions in the Cyber Security of our nation.
Extra special thanks to Governor Chafee for his stewardship in this award. All of the staff at the RI Department of Labor and Training who worked hard to make sure RI was included in this round of awards also need a mention.
For more information please visit our website at http://www.veterans911.com or call us today at 401-338-6982