MEDIA ALERT: IBM & PNC Partner to Expand New Collar Tech Career Training Opportunities for Pittsburgh-Area Veterans

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Pittsburgh, P.A. - 30 Mar 2017: Building on IBM’s (NYSE: IBM) recent commitment to hire 2,000 veterans in the United States over the next four years, leaders from IBM, PNC Bank, the National Cyber-Forensics Training Alliance, and Corporate America Supports You (CASY), a nonprofit that specializes in job placements for veterans, will join forces Wednesday, April 5th at 4 pm to expand in Pittsburgh a nationwide training initiative that certifies veterans in the use of IBM software widely used by law enforcement, cybersecurity, and national security agencies.

The Veteran Employment Accelerator program, spearheaded by IBM and CASY, provides former service members with a week of intensive training, free certification, and employment assistance. The program is designed to build in-demand technology skills to prepare veterans for "new collar”careers in the US –skilled positions, such as data analysts, that do not always require four-year college degrees. Hundreds of U.S. veterans are expected to participate in the program this year.

Who:  - Jill Bertini, IBM Client Director, Pittsburgh

           - Mike Hudson, Senior VP Head of Agile Transformation, PNC Bank                       

           - Stacey Cummings, Corporate America Supports You

           - Brandon Hall, Intel Analyst, National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance

What: IBM and Corporate America Supports You bring expanded national skills training initiative to Pittsburgh-area veterans

When: Wednesday, April 5th at 4:00 pm

Where:   Two PNC Plaza              

               620 Liberty Avenue              

               Pittsburgh, PA

Please Note: Advisory is for media planning purposes only. This class is at capacity. Veterans can learn more about future IBM training classes here.

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