Federal Agency Partnership Helps Community Colleges Boost Cybersecurity Workforce

August 7, 2017

Northern Virginia Community College is working to close the skills gap by partnering with the National Security Agency

There are currently more than 5.5 million unfilled jobs in the United States in part due to a substantial skills gap, or discrepancy between the skills required for the available jobs and the skills job-seekers have. Cybersecurity job openings are forecasted to grow by over 50% in the next two years, and growth in the field is not expected to slow. Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), in collaboration with the National Security Agency (NSA), is trying to fill some of these openings and help other community colleges do the same.

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For more information, please contact Dr. Margaret Leary at mleary@nvcc.edu