Cost-free training for transitioning CAF members and Veterans interested in working in the IT sector

August 12, 2020 – Defence Stories

A pilot project to train transitioning Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and Veterans for civilian information technology (IT) jobs is underway. Entitled the Cyber Workforce Enablement Program, or CWEP for short, the project will provide high-demand, cyber-career training to hundreds of transitioning members and Veterans, leveraging their existing military skills and preparing them to work in the information technology (IT) sector with both the federal government and businesses across Canada.

The pilot project which started in May 2020 is the result of a partnership between the CAF Transition Group, the social impact company WithYouWithMe, and the multinational professional services firm Ernst & Young.

The IT training being offered can be taken individually at one’s own pace, with training usually taking about 6-12 weeks depending on the course, or via scheduled virtual “bootcamps” during which the training is completed over the course of an intensive week, including live sessions with an online instructor. In either case, all courses and training are offered free of cost, with the partners’ goal being simply to assist military personnel in their transition back to civilian life.

For more information on the training available or to take the first step and express an interest in joining the Cyber Workforce Enablement Program, please visit Cyber Workforce Enablement Program (CWEP) website.

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