It Takes a Village: Reskilling from Barracks to Firewalls


In spite of a strong work ethic and dedication to mission accomplishment, many veterans continue to find it difficult to secure a position in the civilian workforce. In a commitment to local veterans, Rackspace leadership in partnership with local San Antonio government and several other regional employers (USAA, IP Secure Inc., Accenture Inc., CPS Energy, WebHead Technologies Inc. and VIA Metropolitan Transit) expanded the Open Cloud Academy's courses to include cybersecurity training for veterans to help fill the employment gap.

This collaboration has enabled veterans to get skills and employment in cyber security jobs.  This collaboration provides necessary certifications, while getting access to vets existing security clearances.

You will learn:

  • How private, public and government entities came to together to help local veterans.
  • How the program works beyond training to long-term employment.
  • Initial metrics on long-term employment.


Deborah Carter

Sr. Manager of Global Talent Development, Rackspace University & Open Cloud Academy