Cyber Florida is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Spring 2022 CyberWorks program! CyberWorks builds on the success of our New Skills for a New Fight program, which was designed to help veterans, first-responders, and others transition into cybersecurity careers, by adding a Community Cohort that is tailored to meet the needs of historically underrepresented groups such as women, people of color, and people with disabilities.
CyberWorks is a 12-week, hybrid course delivered through pre-recorded seminars; hands-on exercises in a virtual lab; and live, instructor-led discussions. Participants enjoy ongoing support from a dedicated program advisor who helps learners stay on track and weekly opportunities to interact with industry professionals through guest speaker sessions. Included in the program are various career readiness experiences such as professional resume and interview guidance as well as a closing networking reception that connects participants to potential employers. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a voucher to take the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) exam at no cost.
A limited number of full-tuition grants are available to those who qualify (application required) thanks to generous funding by JPMorgan Chase & Co. and the National Security Agency. Priority consideration for the New Skills for a New Fight cohort will be given to applicants who are veterans, transitioning military, and first-responders. Priority consideration for the Community Cohort will be given to applicants who are members of historically underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, and people with disabilities. Each cohort has approximately 20 seats available.
Visit the program page to learn more and apply.