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Augusta Tech, Unisys Launch Cyber Security Apprenticeship Program

The Georgia Cyber Center opened its doors over the summer, and we’re already seeing collaboration between governmental, educational, and private sector interests to ensure the Center is staffed with skilled labor.

Augusta Technical College and Unisys announced a new apprenticeship program aimed at creating a pipeline of skilled cyber security professionals.

The Cyber Security Support Technician Apprenticeship allows for students to work at a downtown Augusta facility all while earning the certificate via the new Georgia Cyber Center campus.

This is what we wrote in the piece about the Cyber Center opening:

“The need for cyber security professionals in the private sector and in government has become obvious, and Augusta Tech is doing its part to train that future workforce. Click here to see which cyber security programs are offered by Augusta Tech at the Georgia Cyber Center.”

That’s just as true then as it is now, and Unisys, which already employs more than 300 people in Augusta, are doing their part by working with Augusta Tech to make sure there’s an active, robust pipeline of skilled cyber security talent in the wings.

Per the Augusta Chronicle, “Augusta Technical College President Terry Elam said the program was made possible by the college’s recent designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Two-Year Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. The designation lasts through the 2023 academic year.

“This opportunity represents a major step in educating and developing the local workforce, and we know that this partnership fits perfectly with Unisys and Augusta Tech’s commitment to excellence in technology,” he said.

Interested applicants can apply by visiting the Augusta Technical College job board.”

Parrish Walton

Parrish Walton is a communications specialist with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD). He is the primary author of the Georgia@Work blog, which aims to educate Georgia citizens on all of the great things done by the Workforce Division within GDEcD. Parrish is a proud product of the public school system of... more