DUNEDIN, FLORIDA – ITU Online announced today it will be delivering online training and development programs free of charge to the Flyers Warriors Hockey Club. This program is being offered through a partnership with the Philadelphia Flyers Alumni Association. Through this partnership, Flyers Warriors players and families will have access to over 230 online training programs. The full library of courses covers everything from resume writing to IT & Technical Certification programs for Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, CompTIA, Cyber Security, Project Management, Web Development and Social Media & Marketing. Carrie Cameron President & CEO saw the opportunity to provide this needed service and with no hesitation, accepted the opportunity to get involved with the Flyers Warriors. Carrie stated; “Our veterans have provided so much for our country, this is our opportunity to give back and say thank you for your service”.
The Warriors and their families will have access to the online programs 24X7. Many will be able to develop skills that could advance their careers or prepare them for the next opportunity in their lives. In today’s competitive job market, having the necessary computer skills are essential for success. If the players and families were to participate in this level of training in a classroom setting, it would cost thousands of dollars and would require them to carve time out of their busy schedules to attend the classroom training. By having access to the entire library, the courses can be taken in their spare time.
“This partnership with ITU Online will provide much-needed training and development for our players and families,” said Bill Duffy, a 21 year Air Force Veteran and current player and Captain of the Flyers Warriors. This is the latest in services we have assembled to support our team. “Hockey is played on the ice. With the help of the Flyers Alumni Association and partners like ITU Online, we are creating a structure to support our players and families on and off the ice,”
“When the Philadelphia Flyers started the Warriors initiative, it was our mission to provide our disabled veterans with an opportunity to play hockey. We started as a Learn to Skate program, and now we have grown the Warriors program into three solid hockey teams.” said Brad Marsh, a former Flyer and head coach of the Warriors team. “As we started developing a relationship with the players, we realized there was so much more than hockey that we could provide. This partnership with ITU Online is the latest in a growing list of services we have assembled to support our players,” said Marsh.
About The Philadelphia Flyers Alumni Association
The Flyers Alumni Association (a 501(c)(3) organization) was originally named the Philadelphia Legends. The Association was created in 1984 and continues to grow nationally and internationally with membership consisting of former Philadelphia Flyers players. The Alumni can be found playing games around the world and participating in other charitable projects throughout the year.
Through the years, the Flyers Alumni Association has maintained a tradition of giving back to the Delaware Valley community. Charities and community organizations that have been supported in the past include Snider Hockey, St. John’s Hospice, Ronald McDonald House, March of Dimes South Jersey and Junior Achievement of Delaware.
About The Philadelphia Flyers Warriors Hockey Club
The Philadelphia Flyers Warriors Hockey Club is a non-profit hockey club established by the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League. The Warriors play amateur hockey under USA Disabled Hockey guidelines. To be eligible to play for the Warriors, you must have an honorable discharge along with being a disabled US Military Veteran. In their first year of existence, The Philadelphia Warriors Hockey Club won the 2019 USA Hockey Warrior Classic tournament in Las Vegas, NV.