Local cybersecurity program receives $500K from the State

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MISSION, Texas – The Office of Governor Greg Abbott has awarded the Mission Economic Development Corporation a Wagner-Peyser grant in the amount of $490, 268 to continue their series of CompTIA cybersecurity bootcamps at its CEED building in Mission. The program is set to begin in September 2019 and will train 130 students through 11-week courses offered throughout the year. Upon completion of the CyberMission program, participants will have earned up to four industry-recognized certifications (CompTIA ITF+, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+) giving them the needed credentials for more than 32 job roles in the information technology field.

This marks the second year that the Mission EDC has received the grant to fund these trainings.

The deadline to join the fall 2019 cohort is August 29th, 2019. To apply visit: cybermissionedc.com For more information, please contact: Daniel Silva, Mission EDC CEO, at 956.585.0040 or dsilva@missionedc.com.

About CyberMission: CyberMission is a Mission EDC cybersecurity initiative focusing on providing individuals in the Rio Grande Valley with essential information technology certifications and competencies. This program is an 11-week, 3 hour, Monday-Friday commitment, but will provide the industry-recognized CompTIA ITF+, CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certifications at NO COST to those who can accommodate and participate.

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