From Warrior to Cyber Warrior: W2CW(TM) Provides Cyber Security Training and Job Placement to Returning Military Veterans and Wounded Warriors
ARLINGTON, Va., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Lunarline, a cyber security services, training, and product company, and Echo360, a blended learning and lecture capture solution provider, announced today the formation of the Warrior to Cyber Warrior program. The new non-profit organization provides career training that links America’s returning Veterans and Wounded Warriors to employers in need of qualified cyber security professionals through training and career placement. The W2CW program is a six-month, tuition-free cyber security certification that gives Veterans and wounded service members the skills needed to transition from the military to a career as a cyber security professional.
The program incorporates an NSA/CNSS certified cyber security training curriculum with a dedicated online community offering individualized mentoring, coaching and peer support to each Veteran student. The first student cohort commences in June 2012. Applications for the second cohort are now being accepted. Starting salaries for graduates of the cyber security program can be up to $75,000 annually.
“As a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, Lunarline is fully committed to this project, having gone through this particular transition ourselves,” said Lunarline CEO, Waylon Krush. “We know personally how important it is to use the same values instilled in us through our experience with the Armed Services in our careers after returning home. The core values of honor, integrity, commitment, teamwork, and excellence are used every day in cyber security.”
The program includes internships and career placement services with companies in need of cyber security talent. By connecting qualified applicants to established corporate employers, Warrior to Cyber Warrior assists Veterans with each step in the transition to a lifelong career. Warrior to Cyber Warrior is recruiting additional corporate partners in need of cyber security professionals to sponsor Veteran students.
“Warrior to Cyber Warrior is a career development program that connects employers in need of cyber security professionals to a fully trained team of qualified Veterans and Wounded Warriors,” stated Fred Singer, CEO of Echo360. “Using Echo360′s blended learning solution, Veterans can rapidly achieve their goal of a sustainable career and enter the work force with the cyber security skills to continue their mission of keeping America safe.”
As a global leader in blended learning and lecture capture products, Echo360 helps higher education institutions keep pace with modern students’ learning needs through products that digitally record and upload learning content. Echo360 has been recognized with a Product Line Strategy of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan and named a Visionary Vendor in Educational Technology by IT research firm Basex. Echo360′s products facilitate better instruction, lower costs and enrich learning experiences by enabling students to easily access and share multimedia content. Through Echo360′s platform, students can replay recorded sessions and review information from instructors online, at their convenience and across various devices. More than 500 colleges and universities in 29 countries use Echo360′s solution.
Lunarline is a leading and award winning provider of cyber security and privacy solutions, specialized services, and certified security training to all US Federal Government (Civilian, DoD, and IC), as well as to customers in selected commercial markets. Lunarline is a VA Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and is a recipient of the DOT Cyber Security Excellence Award and was named as one of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Inc. 5000. For more information, visit www.lunarline.com.
Carolyn Morse, Media Relations
Mary Young, Marketing Director, Echo360