The mission of the National Cybersecurity Center’s Adult Education Initiative is twofold; it is designed to increase the number of cybersecurity professionals in the workforce and increase the number of underrepresented groups in the cybersecurity workforce. Cybersecurity is currently one of the fastest-growing jobs in the world (ISC)². There are now over 4 million unfilled cyber jobs worldwide, and over half a million of those jobs are in North America.
Free Training Leading to Certification
The NCC offers free training that leads to certification for IT Fundamentals Pro and Security Pro. These are curriculum provided by the TestOut Corporation. If you are an adult and want to change your career path, a single parent, unemployed, a military veteran, or someone that wants to learn new skills which will enable you to secure a sustainable job of the future, fill out the form and attach your resume and cover letter to the NCC. Classes will start in January and will end in May. Slots are limited. Classes will be held in-person for Colorado Springs residents and will be conducted online for out of town residents.