Community colleges could be the first step to a cybersecurity career.
As those of us with a vested interest in cybersecurity can attest to, the Obama administration has been at the forefront in advancing education in the cyber arena. In his recent State of the Union Speech he noted that “If we don’t act, we’ll leave our nation and our economy vulnerable…“If we do, we can continue to protect the technologies that have unleashed untold opportunities for people around the globe.” The President has also strongly backed technical education in our community colleges across the country. President Obama has “proposed the American Graduation Initiative to invest in community colleges and help American workers get the skills and credentials they need to succeed.”
There is an enormous need for skilled cybersecurity workers throughout the country. Community colleges are an excellent starting place for those individuals seeking a career in the cyber field. That education and the path to a cyber career can be continued through the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College with certificates and degrees that increase both the knowledge base of individuals and their appeal to organizations seeking skilled workers.
Currently there are several hundred thousand open positions in cybersecurity with beginning salaries over $80,000. Now is the time to answer the President’s call for cybersecurity and to secure a lasting position in the workforce.
Consider enhancing your cybersecurity skills through education and training at the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College.
Whitehouse Briefing Room (n.d.). Building American Skills Through Community Colleges. Retrieved from https://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/education/higher-education/building-american-skills-through-community-colleges