BRCC Cyber Security Workforce Training Program

Project Goal

The focus of this project was to implement a new cyber security workforce development program through Blue Ridge Community College with a non-credit training course. The project produced new industry credentials (CompTIA Security+) that were not previously offered in the region. GO Virginia funds were used for program administration for project manager and instructor salaries.

The BRCC Cyber Security Program kicked off in 2018. Since, the program has:

  • Received over 335 Program Applications
  • Graduated 5 Cohorts, totalling 69 students
  • Awarded 60 CompTIA Security+ credentials
  • Placed 36 graduates in jobs with an average salary of $49,500

Dan O’Brien – GO Virginia Grant Program Manager and Instructor

BRCC Cyber Security Students

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