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GO Virginia Cyber Security Grant

Tue Jun 26, 2018 at 02:44 PM

Selected individuals can get cyber security training for $300, thanks to a $200,000 GO Virginia Cyber Security grant awarded to Blue Ridge Community College. The goal of the grant is to train and employ 50 Tier I Cyber Security Analyst by July 2020, and a local commercial company partner plans to offer jobs in Harrisonburg or Waynesboro to successful graduates based on customer demand.

Anyone interested in pursuing a job in cyber security in the Shenandoah Valley may apply, and the ideal candidate has some information technology or security education and/or experience. Military veterans are encouraged to apply.

The program will include a security review course, CompTIA Security+ Exam, Cybrary online training, and on-the-job training, and will take approximately three months to complete. Classes and training will be held at BRCC, and on-the-job training will occur at the private company’s offices in the cities of Harrisonburg and Waynesboro.

The program will be limited to three groups of 15-20 students, and the first group will begin the program in fall 2018. This is a competitive program and cohort members will be selected based on qualifications and ability to commit to the program. Individuals who are currently employed, or in college, are eligible.

If you are interested in participating in this grant program, please complete the application. For more information, email Dan O’Brien at OBrienD@brcc.edu

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