40 participants to receive cybersecurity certifications
Beginning in June, an eight-week cybersecurity bootcamp in Mission will answer the call of employers across Texas and the United States who are seeking thousands of core technology workers in cybersecurity and other skills to fill current and future staffing needs.
The new cybersecurity bootcamp provides a total of 40 participants (who meet Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act basic eligibility requirements) with a rigorous program. The program utilizes a new partnership with the Computing Technology Industry Association. CompTIA is a non-profit trade association which issues professional certifications for the information technology industry.
“This bootcamp is focused on filling a need in professional certification of IT workers in cybersecurity. The demand for certified workers encompasses all industries in IT departments and companies that provide IT services to businesses both large and small,” said Alex Meade, Mission Mission Economic Development Corporation CEO.
The bootcamp is a partnership between Mission EDC, Workforce Solutions, CodeRGV, CompTIA and the Texas Workforce Commission. WFS will work in collaboration with Mission EDC and CodeRGV. WFS will provide recruitment, pre-screening and job readiness training, as well as job placement services, to participants. In addition, participants will receive the CompTIA series of professional certifications. These include A+, Network+, Security+, and Cybersecurity Analyst+ certifications at graduation.
The cybersecurity bootcamps will be conducted at the Center for Education and Economic Development.