According to CyberSeek, a comprehensive cybersecurity workforce analysis website, the workforce shortage in cybersecurity exceeds 500,000 nationwide.
How do we address this lack of national employment in these critical fields? Introduce the National Cybersecurity Workforce Development Program.
The School of Computer Science and CyberScience at Augusta University is part of the academic coalition of the National CyberSecurity Workforce Development Program, CyberSkills2Work. This national workforce development initiative aims to recruit, train and deploy military members in transition and first aid to prepare them for the cybersecurity workforce.
“This program is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to get into the cyber workforce,” says Dr. Michael Nowatkowski, a representative of Augusta University’s cybersecurity workforce development program. “Participants not only learn in the classroom, but also have access to job placement services and the largest network of schools and partners in the CyberSkills2Work industry.”
As an academic coalition partner in this special program, Augusta University offers our cyber defense attorney certificate to program participants. In addition to the cyber advocate certificate, program participants will also be able to take the CompTIA Network + and Security + certification exams.
Interested students must have at least a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 and have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution to be considered for admission to the program. If accepted into the Staff Development Program, the student’s educational expenses will be covered.
Applications are now open for the first year of this new program. Visit our website for the pre-admission survey and more information. Applications for admission for the fall semester of 2021 must be submitted by July 1st.