MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/20/13 --
Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) announced today that it is collaborating with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to provide discounted Norton security software specialist training and internships to NYCHA residents, as part of its ongoing commitment to building strong community relationships. Symantec will provide job readiness and training initiatives to the more than 400,000 eligible NYCHA residents, who will receive a discount on Norton security software, as well as opportunities to receive specialist certification on software security and participate in Symantec's internship program.
"Symantec is committed to creating a positive social impact, and we aim to empower people to pursue their career goals through providing access to our products and technical training services," said Gigi Schumm, vice president and general manager of Symantec's Public Sector organization. "Providing our products and training solutions to NYCHA residents will open up career opportunities for the underprivileged residents of New York City and provide much needed highly trained employees to the marketplace."
Symantec donates $19 million in retail value of software each year, globally. Through its Resident Purchase Program, Symantec will provide Norton AntiVirus and security products at a 40 percent discount to NYCHA residents with proof of residency. With the discount applied, Norton 360 can be purchased for $47.99, Norton Internet Security for $41.99, Norton AntiVirus for $23.99 and Norton Internet Security for MAC for just $47.99.* Additionally, Symantec will provide NYCHA residents with Norton Family software free of charge to help parents protect the safety of their children online.
"We welcome this strong commitment from Symantec, which will greatly benefit our residents and help reduce the digital divide that impacts our communities," said NYCHA Chairman, John B. Rhea. "This commitment also assists NYCHA in its efforts to connect our residents to opportunities that will support them in achieving economic stability and success."
Beyond donating security products, Symantec will offer specialist certification credentials for several security products as a means to validate participants' technical skills, knowledge and competence. All certification exams follow training programs and measure technical knowledge of core elements such as installation, configuration, product administration, day-to-day maintenance and troubleshooting. Symantec will also consider NYCHA residents for its internship program.
For more information on Symantec's corporate responsibility program please visit www.symantec.com/corporate_responsibility/.
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About the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA):
NYCHA provides decent and affordable housing in a safe and secure living environment for low- and moderate-income residents throughout the five boroughs. To fulfill this mission, NYCHA must preserve its aging housing stock through timely maintenance and modernization of its developments. NYCHA also administers a citywide Section 8 Leased Housing Program in rental apartments. Simultaneously, we work to enhance the quality of life at NYCHA by offering our residents opportunities to participate in a multitude of community, educational and recreational programs, as well as job readiness and training initiatives.
NOTE TO EDITORS: *This special price offering is limited to one copy per user, per year, which can be used on up to three computers. Special price offerings from Symantec will be available to NYCHA residents through March 2016.
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