The program rapidly trains veterans and others for new careers in cybersecurity
Cyber Florida invites members of the media to attend the graduation ceremony for New Skills for a New Fight, a cybersecurity rapid training program funded by JPMorgan Chase & Co. and hosted by Cyber Florida and the University of South Florida. New Skills for a New Fight is a unique nine-week rapid training program created by Cyber Florida to help prepare veterans and members of other underserved groups for new careers in the lucrative and rapidly growing cybersecurity industry. This is only the second iteration of this program, which represents a new avenue for mitigating the cybersecurity workforce shortage across Florida and the nation. Sixteen students will graduate on September 5, thirteen of whom are veterans.
In addition to students and their families, this event will host dignitaries from Cyber Florida, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and the University of South Florida—including new university president, Steven C. Currall—as well as representatives from several Tampa-based cybersecurity firms who participated as mentors.
WHO: Cyber Florida, University of South Florida, and JPMorgan Chase & Co.
WHAT: New Skills for a New Fight cybersecurity rapid training program graduation ceremony and reception
WHEN: Thursday, September 5, 1:30-4:00 pm (ceremony begins at 2:00 pm)
WHERE:University of South Florida Sam & Martha Gibbons Alumni Center
4202 E. Fowler Ave., ALC100
Tampa, FL 33620
WHY: Interviews with students, mentors, and employers; an example of a successful public-private collaboration to provide opportunities for veterans and others and bolster Florida’s cybersecurity workforce