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AT&T Contributes $30,000 to NPower New Jersey, Providing Veterans with Free Cybersecurity Training

Thank Our Heroes This Veterans Day

 

 As part of our Thank Our Heroes campaign, AT&T is teaming up with NPower New Jersey. We’re recognizing military veterans from North Jersey and supporting NPower’s efforts in serving military veterans and young adults in underserved communities with a $30,000 contribution to NPower New Jersey.

The contribution was announced during a special event on Nov. 9 at NPower’s facility in Jersey City. New Jersey Assemblywoman Angela McKnight and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop participated in the event.

NPower New Jersey is a workforce development organization that provides free IT-training, certification and job placement assistance to underserved young adults and military veterans. These training programs focus on technology education and professional skills development to prepare students to begin careers in the field of information technology in as little as 22 weeks. More than 80 percent of NPower graduates are employed full-time or enrolled in higher education within one year of completing the program. New Jersey students have an opportunity to earn IT Generalist Apprenticeship credentials from the U.S. Department of Labor.

NPower envisions a future where clear pathways exist for all people regardless of ethnicity, gender, or socio-economic background to succeed in our digital economy. Said Bea Tassot, the Executive Director of NPower New Jersey.

AT&T’s contribution will help further develop the Tech Fundamentals program with the addition of a cybersecurity module. This program will be offered at the NPower logistics facility in Jersey City.

“AT&T is proud to support NPower’s work to help New Jersey’s veterans develop the training and skills they need to pursue IT and digital careers,” said Althea Yancy, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, AT&T External Affairs.  “And this contribution is one small way we can express our thanks to those who have done so much to protect our country and freedoms.”

AT&T’s $30,000 contribution to NPower NJ is part of a $500,000 total contribution we’re making to local organizations across the country who serve veterans and active duty military personnel. But we’re not stopping with a monetary contribution.

We’re also hosting community volunteer events across the country with local organizations serving active military personnel, veterans and their families.  At today’s event with NPower NJ, AT&T delivered a Digital You presentation on how to be safe and secure online to New Jersey military veterans, NPower staff and guests. AT&T’s Digital You program is a free public education initiative to help consumers and small business safely navigate the digital world.

We encourage everyone to participate in the #ThankOurHeroessocial media campaign to show their appreciation.

People can upload messages, photos and videos showing their gratitude to veterans using #ThankOurHeroes. Our AT&T and veterans’ organizations’ handles will share throughout the month. To learn more about our commitments to veterans, click here.

 

 

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