Ivy Tech announces Cyber Technology certificate program for displaced, unemployed and underemployed

Ivy Tech Community College−Northeast announced a new certificate program in Cyber Technology due to a recently awarded grant by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration as part of the National STEM Consortium. Courses for the program will begin in January 2013.

Interested individuals can train for a new career in as little as one year and work toward industry certifications in Cisco CCNA and CompTIA Network+, A+ and Security+. Recipients of the certificate would qualify for jobs in cyber customer service and technical support, which may require a background check at hiring organizations.

Students will learn to succeed on the job with:

  • Hands-on, skills-based projects
  • Consistent, convenient, compressed schedule
  • Flexible “hybrid delivery” via classroom and online instruction
  • Foundation skills to help students succeed in technical courses
  • Critical thinking and problem solving based on real-life situations
  • Business skills in communication, resume writing and interview techniques

This U.S. Department of Labor grant targets workers who have lost their job due to the adverse effects of foreign trade, and other unemployed and underemployed workers. Veterans receive priority of service. Programs are eligible for financial aid: Trade Adjustment Assistance, Workforce Investment Act, Pell Grants.

For more information or to get started, contact Raphael Wolff at 260-482-9171, ext. 2520 or rwolff2@ivytech.edu. More information can be found online at nationalSTEM.org.

About National STEM Consortium

The National STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Consortium (NSC), an alliance of ten community colleges nationwide, is building new training programs in Cyber Technology, Composite Materials, Electric Vehicles, Environmental Technology and Mechatronics. Th e Department of Labor is funding the NSC through a $19.7 million Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant targeting workers who have lost their job due to the adverse eff ects of foreign trade, and other unemployed and underemployed workers. Veterans receive priority of service. The National STEM Consortium develops state-of-the-art career training programs

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