Fox Valley Veterans Council Receives $10,000 AT&T Foundation Grant to Support New Veterans Education & Training (VET) Program

Collaboration with New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of Wisconsin will provide tech education opportunities to local veterans

The Fox Valley Veterans Council received a $10,000 AT&T Foundation grant today to support a new Veterans Education & Training (VET) program during a check presentation at New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of Wisconsin.

A collaboration with New Horizons, the VET program will provide tech education for veterans in the Fox Valley area. Veterans will be granted opportunities to develop skills and certificates in the areas of cybersecurity, data management, networking, data analytics, IT project management and software development.

“Our veterans have sacrificed so much for our country and deserve our support,” said Timothy J. Cody, COL US Army (retired), president of the Fox Valley Veterans Council. “Our mission is to help support basic needs for our veterans, and gaining meaningful skills for employment is one of the most important needs we can assist with. We are pleased to partner with New Horizons and AT&T to provide tech education opportunities that will help local veterans gain the skills they need to enter the workforce.”

The VET program will provide veterans from the Fox Valley area with learning resources and skills to prepare them for employment opportunities. Training will be provided by New Horizons at their Learning Center on Grand Market Drive in Appleton. New Horizons is one of the top IT training partners in the country and has received both the Military Friendly School designation and Military Spouse Friendly School designation.

“As one of the top IT training companies, we are pleased to partner with the Fox Valley Veterans Council to provide our military veterans and their families with the IT training they need to pursue the next stage of their careers,” said Patrick Riley, president of New Horizons of Wisconsin. “We are proud to be part of this new program to help benefit our veterans.”

AT&T has had a long-standing commitment to supporting our active military personnel, their families and our veterans, including offering exclusive discounts, hiring veterans and supporting local veterans organizations. In 2015, AT&T also provided a $5,000 contribution to the Fox Valley Veterans Council to support its Veterans Emergency Fund to help veterans and their families in need of emergency financial assistance for housing, clothing, food or other needs.

“For more than 100 years, AT&T has been committed to showing our support for our veterans and our military personnel each and every day.”

Scott VanderSanden — President, AT&T Wisconsin

“For more than 100 years, AT&T has been committed to showing our support for our veterans and our military personnel each and every day,” said Scott T. VanderSanden, president of AT&T Wisconsin. “We are very proud to give back to those who protect our freedom by supporting the mission of the Fox Valley Veterans Council and its work to meet the education needs of our local veterans.”

The Fox Valley Veterans Council is composed of area veteran service organizations and associate members who provide resources and emergency funding for basic needs to area veterans, those still serving, their dependents and survivors. Its mission is to petition and coordinate community support to help empower military veterans in the Fox Valley. AT&T’s support is part of AT&T Believes℠ — a company-wide, localized effort to create positive change in our communities. AT&T Believes harnesses employee engagement, supports it with company resources, and joins with collaborators to make an even bigger impact on local communities and society at large.

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