The quest for critically needed cyber talent brings a world leader in information security training and certification to Tacoma. SANS Institute, in collaboration with local nonprofit RallyPoint/6 (RP/6), Washington’s largest nonprofit, one-stop resource center for transitioning military members and their families, announces the launch of the SANS VetSuccess Immersion Academy in Tacoma.
This six to eight week accelerated information security program offers intense immersion training for veterans living in Tacoma and nearby metro areas with an interest and aptitude in cybersecurity. The program is free to qualified candidates and is valued at up to $30,000 per participant depending on curriculum selected. Applications are being accepted now through December 23, 2015.
“One of the greatest threats to information security is the dramatic shortage of cyber talent in the U.S. and around the globe, explained David Brown, Director of CyberTalent, SANS Institute. “Veterans offer a unique set of skills making them well suited for cybersecurity jobs. Their training, discipline and integrity are exactly what is required to succeed in this field. We are thrilled to partner with RP/6 to offer our transitioning military men and women the best cybersecurity training available. We want to honor our veterans’ service with a program to help them develop technical skills, find great jobs, and build rewarding careers.”
“Each day we help Washington State service members, veterans and their families transition to civilian life,” noted Kylee Durant, COO, RP/6. “Finding employment is among the greatest challenges they face when returning home. The ability to translate their military skills to a civilian environment is a barrier many find difficult to break through. VetSuccess is a simple, direct path to rewarding and lucrative careers in cybersecurity.”
Interested veterans must qualify by demonstrating aptitude and skills using the SANS CyberTalent Enhanced Assessment and participate in interviews with executives from SANS and top employers. Accepted participants will receive industry leading curriculum and hands-on learning taught by expert SANS faculty. Graduates earn GIAC certifications – recognized by employers around the world. SANS, using its professional and corporate network developed over the past 25 years, will coordinate introductions between graduates and leading employers throughout the state and the country.
- Applications due: December 23, 2015
- Course begins: January 11, 2016
- Graduation on May 15, 2016