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Md. community colleges split $15M in federal cyber funding

The grants will fund cybersecurity career training programs.

Maryland’s community colleges will share nearly $15 million of federal grants to upgrade cybersecurity training, the Baltimore Business Journal reports.
Fourteen schools will split the $14.9 million from the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program. The state’s share of the program’s $450 million in grants will go to the Cyber Technology Pathways Across Maryland Consortium.
From the BBJ report:

The consortium focuses on veterans, under-employed and unemployed workers who receive training for cyber technology and cyber security jobs at reduced rates.

The new funding will be used to develop new classes and certifications, hire and train instructors for high-demand courses, purchasing new equipment to give students better hands-on experiences and expanding work experience opportunities.

“There is no progress without a job, and jobs-focused investments like the Community College and Career training initiative help drive our efforts to achieve our strategic goal of increasing skills training by 20 percent by 2018,” Gov. Martin O’Malley said in a release.
The consortium includes community colleges in Anne Arundel, Howard, Montgomery, Baltimore and Harford counties, as well as Baltimore city.


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