In an effort to address the cyber workforce shortage, CISA awarded $2 million in grants to NPower and other organizations that develop cyber workforce programs for people who are unemployed and underemployed.
As part of its mission to recruit diverse cybersecurity talent and build the workforce of the future, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has awarded $2 million to two innovative organizations for development of cyber workforce training programs. The awards are the first of their kind from CISA.Continue reading
National Advanced Training Graduation Ceremony Recap
On August 25, 2021, NPower held its first-ever national celebration for graduates of the Advanced Training Programs.
Between 2019 and 2021, over 350 students, many alumni of the Tech Fundamentals Program, went beyond the basics of IT to master either Cloud Computing or Cybersecurity in just a matter of months. Determined to advance their careers, the trainees tackled rigorous education in pursuit of industry-recognized certifications and greater opportunities in an ever-changing technological landscape.
The event kicked off with a welcome address from NPower’s Advanced Training Director, Nelson Abbott, followed by an inspiring and heartfelt keynote speech from Jessica Cowle, Talent Acquisition Specialist at Logicworks, who reinforced the professional competitive edge the graduates possessed by completing the program. Graduates David Mendez (Cloud Computing, Spring 2021) and current Senior L3 Cloud Technician at Oakhill Investments and Jena Mae Nacar-Batong (Cybersecurity, Spring 2021) and current Data Security Admin and Operator at Ocean Spray Cranberries shared the personal and professional challenges they faced on their career journeys and how NPower equipped them for success.
With local pandemic-related restrictions in place, the virtual ceremony offered the graduates from the past 7 cohorts an opportunity to not only celebrate their achievement, but also re-connect with their fellow classmates and NPower staff, near and far. Over 40 attendees joined the event’s livestream, including family members tuning in all the way from the Philippines. Congratulatory messages and well-wishes brought the event to a close.
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New Jersey City University (NJCU) and NPower have signed an agreement granting qualified NPower graduates the ability to transfer nine (9) credits towards Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity at the institution.Continue reading