The state of New York has announced a grant of $2.78 million to the Mohawk Valley Community College to fund a cybersecurity training program. The funds, released through the New York Department of Labor, will be used to train train New York residents in cybersecurity skills.
Sen. Charles E. Schumer said the grant will help to make the region of a center of cybersecurity and could potentially attract other businesses to the area related to cybersecurity.
“This grant will help put the Mohawk Valley right on the cutting edge of the cyber security industry, while helping train New Yorkers for a generation of high-tech jobs,” Schumer said. “This grant is a unique and cost-effective way to deliver workforce training and education, and I’m thrilled I was able to help secure this funding.”
Mohawk Valley Community College has established a gateway course for working adults, called Fast Lane to Cyber Security, which is designed to provide training in the competencies related to cybersecurity. Students are also able to become certified by providers such as Microsoft and Cisco.