Friday, October 5, 2012

UVU gets $3 million grant for cybersecurity training

The cybersecurity program at Utah Valley University will be adding new classes, expanding current ones and creating more offerings for students over the next few years, thanks to a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.

UVU's program was chosen for the grant through the Utah Department of Workforce Services, which took applications from colleges from throughout the state and then made recommendations on who should receive the money.

The National Security Agency is building a state-of-the-art facility at Camp Williams, which should be completed by next September, meaning jobs for those with cybersecurity training will be plentiful in the coming years.

Keith Mulbery, chairman of the Information Systems & Technology Department, said UVU's cybersecurity program has many entry and exit points, making it ideal for those looking to get training quickly or to advance in their career field. Daily Herald