Job Skills Program for Service Members Expands - Diverse Military

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Job Skills Program for Service Members Expands

by Melanie Hanns

As announced Aug. 22, CompTIA, the world’s leading technology association, has joined with Microsoft Corp. on this flagship program – of which Embry-Riddle Worldwide is an academic partner – to make it easier for more than 35,000 United States service members to transition from active duty to high-paying, high-demand jobs in the civilian IT workforce.

CompTIA said two of its vendor-neutral skills certifications – CompTIA Network+ and Security+ – are now accepted as prerequisites by MSSA, an intensive 18-week training program that teaches transitioning service members the critical IT skills required for today’s growing technology industry careers with online, classroom and hands-on learning. Upon successful completion of the MSSA program, graduates are guaranteed a job interview at Microsoft or one of its more than 220 hiring partners.

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