Eligibility and Requirements:
Students must be 17 years of age
Students must be a graduating senior
Students must have internet access for completion
Students agree take an online assessment
Students agree to be available for mentor-sessions during course
Students must have the recommendation of teacher or case manager
February 20, 2019
The Learning Center Announces High School Scholarship Program in Cybersecurity
Today, The Learning Center, “announces” Nevada’s 1st Cyber High School Scholarship Program in IT and Cybersecurity. The “CyberHS” apprenticeship pilot program will serve to attract, recruit and train high-school seniors in IT and Cybersecurity career pathways to enter the workforce in work role of Computer Support Specialist. The Learning Center is Program Sponsor to Nevada’s 1st and ONLY approved Registered Apprenticeship in IT and Cybersecurity.
“The Cybersecurity High School Scholarship Program supports career pathways for our youth in the high-demand area of Information Technology and Cybersecurity,” said Linda Montgomery, President of The Learning Center. “This exciting program will launch a graduating high school students’ career pathway to prepare them for bright futures in an IT and Cybersecurity profession. Additionally, this scholarship will serve our employers by developing a talent pipeline to assist them in filling the 1,900+ open technology and cybersecurity jobs in Nevada with qualified talent” Montgomery adds.
This Educational Scholarship Program is available to high school seniors who have an interest and ability in the technology field who wish to begin a lifelong career in IT and Cybersecurity. “The Learning Center is so proud to fund this scholarship initiative to connect our youth - creating on-ramps for secure and successful IT careers” said Linda Montgomery. Montgomery continues “I’ve had a 34-year career in this field, and I see this as an opportunity to “Pay It Forward” in support of our youth. Through the apprenticeship model, this program will champion our youth to lifelong careers in IT and Cybersecurity. TLC continues a history of making a difference every day—towards a safer, healthier, and more secure community, state, nation and world.”
The Learning Center, Inc. a 34-year Las Vegas based workforce development company that provides training, certification and team skills development in the IT and Cybersecurity areas. Approved by global credentialing bodies in such as CompTIA, (ISC)2, EC-Council and more, TLCs educational programs develop skills and abilities in demand by employers.
Applications are accepted through March 15, 2019 and include an application, resume submission, letter of recommendation, essay requirement, transcripts and testing scores. Additional details and online application can be found on the website at www.tlclasvegas.com/cyberhs.
Selected individuals will receive training and mentorship in the CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) curriculum. (ITF+) is an introduction to basic IT knowledge and skills. CompTIA ITF+ develops a broader understanding of IT by establishing an IT education framework for students. ITF+ is the ONLY pre-career certification that helps students or career changers determine if they have a competency for IT and if it is the right career path for them. “This scholarship will provide an opportunity to improve their lives through IT careers with a rewarding career pathway.”