After receiving nearly $500K from the Office of Governor Greg Abbott, the CompTIA cybersecurity bootcamps at the Mission CEED building will be back in session next September.
The $490, 268 grant ensures that 130 students who enroll in the program will attend an 11-week course that provides individuals in the Rio Grande Valley with essential information technology certifications and competencies throughout the year.
After completion of the CyberMission program, participants will have earned up to four industry-recognized certifications (CompTIA ITF+, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+) giving them the needed credentials for more than 32 job roles in the information technology field.
This marks the second year that the Mission EDC has received the Wagner-Peyser grant to fund these trainings, according to a news release from the MEDC.
A check presentation is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 16 at 11 a.m. in the CEED Building.
“This new round of funding for CyberMission will allow us to implement changes to last year’s program that will increase the program’s level of inclusivity. The most important change pertains to shifting from a full-time to a part-time model, allowing a participant to continue their current employment while studying on the side to become a cybersecurity analyst,” Daniel Silva, MEDC CEO stated in the release. “We will also add trainings on weekends, evenings, and summers to accommodate participants with constrained schedules. It doesn’t matter if you are a recent graduate, a stay-at-home mom, or have a full-time job. If you have the desire and grit to make a career shift into the cybersecurity sector, we’ll make sure to have a program that can support those dreams.”
The deadline to join the fall 2019 cohort is August 29th, 2019. To apply visit cybermissionedc.com.