Local Cybersecurity Training Gets $500k Boost


Local Cybersecurity Training Gets $500k Boost

cybersecurityTWC grant aids Mission EDC’s bootcamps

The Mission Economic Development Corporation is the recent recipient of a Wagner Peyser grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. The $496,120 grant allows Mission EDC to continue their series of CompTIA cybersecurity bootcamps. Through this training, participants receive the CompTIA series of professional certifications that includes A+, Network+, and Security+ at graduation.

“This bootcamp is focused on filling a need in professional certification of IT workers in cybersecurity,” says Mission EDC CEO Alex Meade. “The demand for certified workers encompasses all industries in IT departments and companies that provide IT services to businesses both large and small.”

Held in the CEED building in Mission, the program will begin in January 2018. It will consist of three cohorts of 40 individuals, totaling 120 participants. Those chosen attend a rigorous 12-week cybersecurity bootcamp utilizing a partnership with CompTIA.

Participants will complete a series of CompTIA vendor-neutral skills certifications for technology professionals. These certifications have worldwide recognition. Mission EDC’s Career Services Coordinator will provide recruitment, pre-screening, job readiness training and job placement services to participants for this intensive program.

For more information, contact Mission EDC Director of Technology Joel Garza at 956-585-0040.

Applications are available online.