Cybersecurity Consortium celebrates one-year anniversary

The Pathway to Cybersecurity Careers Consortium – the educators, workforce agencies, government agencies and businesses training this region’s residents for in-demand cybersecurity jobs – is celebrating its first year with a breakfast program that recognizes the year’s milestones.

WHAT: The Pathway to Cybersecurity Careers Consortium has offered training to nearly 400 people during the first of a five-year, $4.9 million U.S. Department of Labor Community-Based Job Training grant. More than 50 businesses and organizations will be represented.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 29. Registration and breakfast, 8 a.m.; the program, 9 a.m.

WHERE: The David S. Jenkins Gymnasium on Anne Arundel Community College’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.

WHO:
• Keynote speaker, Robert J. Giesler, senior vice president for cyber programs at SAIC;
• Kirkland J. Murray, president and chief executive officer of the lead consortium partner, Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation;
• Martha A. Smith, Ph.D., president, Anne Arundel Community College, lead educational partner.

OTHER INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:
• Some of the students in the training program;
• Many of the employers who have sent their workers to earn the top information assurance certifications;
• The 17 consortium partners who can discuss how the training is going and the impact the training is expected to have on the state.

CONTACT: Laurie Farrell, AACC assistant director of public relations and marketing, 410-777-7253 or lafarrell@aacc.edu, if you plan to report on the event.

Source: Anne Arundel Community College

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