Linux Academy Partners with Honor Courage Commitment to Create Cloud Career Training Program for Veterans

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Organizations Hosting Kick-Off Event at HCC Headquarters

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Through this program, veterans can learn in-demand cloud technology skills, earn technology certifications, and position themselves for or advance in a cloud technology career.

Linux Academy and Cloud Assessments, the leading online Linux and cloud training platform and community, today announced a partnership with Honor Courage Commitment (HCC) to launch a cloud career training program for veterans. The two organizations will host a kick-off event for the program on Wednesday, February 21, from 6 – 8 p.m. at HCC’s office located at 4801 Spring Valley Road, Suite 20, Farmers Branch, TX.

“Through this program, veterans can learn in-demand cloud technology skills, earn technology certifications, and position themselves for or advance in a cloud technology career,” said Anthony James, Founder and CEO of Linux Academy and Cloud Assessments. “It’s a tremendous honor to support Honor Courage Commitment on their mission to empower veterans through education, mentoring, and community service and we look forward to a long-term partnership with this great organization.”

Dallas-area veterans can participate in this program at no-cost and will have access to over 1,200 hours of in-depth video content, labs, flash cards, and hands-on training in Linux, Amazon Web Services, DevOps, OpenStack, Big Data, Google Cloud Platform, Containers, and Azure.

“At Honor Courage Commitment we empower veterans and equip them to find their next mission. Our partnership with the Linux Academy is a force multiplier in that process,” said Urshel Metcalf, Director of Operations, HCC. “Keeping our veterans on the cutting edge of technology and advancing their skills and knowledge will provide opportunity for more successful transitions for our veterans. It also forges a path for success for veterans in one of the most demanding and innovative career fields.”

More than 380,000 veterans currently live in the 13 counties which comprise the North Texas region; and as a nation, the public expense to train and develop these service men and women as the greatest military in the world costs the U.S. billions of dollars.

HCC returns the societal investment in military service members by integrating veteran talent into local economies as business owners, community leaders, and professionals. In so doing, the ultimate goal is to produce veteran leaders for the civilian sector as well as generate more jobs and support more programs for the 240,000 – 300,000 veterans who transition out of military service annually.

More than 300,000 aspiring and expert engineers have developed new skills through Linux Academy, with more signing up every day. Many of the world’s finest technology companies and institutions also train at Linux Academy. Cloud Assessments is a platform that uses artificial intelligence to personalize cloud training based on a person's current and changing skill set. The only platform of its kind on the market, Cloud Assessments allows enterprises to test and train their IT teams, as well as prospective job candidates, on their cloud technology skills by taking hands-on Challenges in live environments.

About Linux Academy
Linux Academy offers the only cloud computing education platform that tests students in live server environments. Through self-paced courses, hands-on labs, six cloud servers, personal access to expert instructors, and an ever-growing learning library, Linux Academy caters to a range of skill levels from beginner to expert. Courses are geared toward Linux, AWS, Google Cloud Platform, OpenStack, DevOps, Azure, Big Data, and Containers. Linux Academy provides more value per dollar than any other IT training program. To enroll or to explore tools and group rates, visit: http://www.linuxacademy.com.

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