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March 28

March 28, 2018

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

MCC partners with Cyberworld Institute to address demand for IT and
cybersecurity professionals

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College has partnered with Cyberworld Institute to offer more than 60 information technology and cybersecurity courses, significantly expanding the College’s offerings in cybersecurity. With many open IT jobs across the region, MCC is prepared to meet the demand for trained, skilled and certified IT talent. 

 

“The partnership with CWI promises to be a strategic complement to MCC’s line of existing credit courses. By offering high-end certification training we are better positioned to support the needs of our rapidly growing IT industries locally,” said Robert Caldwell, project manager at MCC’s Workforce Innovation Division. 

 

Under the agreement, MCC and CWI will collaborate to offer a training model that augments existing certification curriculum with hands-on experiential learning-based labs. Students can practice responding to real-life situations by participating in nationwide cyber range attack and defense exercises. MCC will create job-ready students with globally recognized vendor certifications at all experience levels, from beginners to expert users. 

 

Upcoming classes include; Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Cloud Security Professional, Certified Information Security Manager, Certified Information Security Auditor, Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Network Defender, Chief Information Security Officer, CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+. All courses align with the Department of Defense’s cyberspace workforce framework. 

 

“CWI is excited about the opportunity to team with Metropolitan Community College to bring a robust hands-on cybersecurity education, training and certification program,” said CWI president Linda Montgomery. “This program will feature approved content and access to a robust cyber range environment for ‘experiential learning’ supported by assessments that benchmark each students’ knowledge, skill and ability levels. This program is in alignment with the NIST National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE). Globally, we are facing a workforce shortage in IT and cybersecurity of up to 4.5 million workers; this collaboration is designed to address this shortage and develop skills and abilities driven by the demand of MCC and its students.”

 

For more information or to enroll, contact Robert Caldwell at rcaldwell11@mccneb.edu or 531-MCC-4771.

 

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.