Students Will Meet with Industry Professionals and Receive Multiple Certifications
Vegas PBS recently received a $49,999 grant from the Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation (OWINN) to fund an accelerated cybersecurity program. The objective is to provide industry-recognized credentials and licenses in various fields, to help support dislocated and underemployed workers, and new job seekers.
A major provider of workforce education in Southern Nevada, Vegas PBS will collaborate with New Employees of Nevada (NEON) to select a cohort of 12 students, between the ages of 20 and 45-years-old, for the program. In the accelerated six-month program, the students will be partnered with mentors who currently work in the industry and will be guided into placement internships or work opportunities. By the end of the program, successful members of the cohort will be able to sit for the CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certification exams.
“We’re very excited for the possibilities this presents for us,” said Debra Solt, Director of Workforce Training and Economic Development at Vegas PBS. “With the news of cyberattacks on the rise, it’s important that we build a workforce capable of countering such threats in Nevada. More importantly, this will help the program’s participants secure promising work in a vital and growing field.”
From teacher professional development courses to certifications in construction and trades, Vegas PBS’ Workforce Education provides Southern Nevadans with the means to pursue high-earning, high-demand careers. With over 370 career programs and 1,000 short term and compliance courses, Vegas PBS’ Workforce Education helps all community members find the path to fulfilling careers. To learn more, visit vegaspbs.org/workforceeducation