TechHire: Project SECURE   We're Training Tech Talent!

Start at your level -- advanced degree not required!

Interested in an IT or cybersecurity job, but you lack training and experience? High tech jobs are not only for people with advanced degrees.  Thanks to the largest grant Wake Tech has ever received, qualified students can prepare for in-demand tech jobs, and all coursework, books, registration and testing fees will be covered. The NC Works Career Center will provide job placement support, and local employer partners including SAS, IBM and HCL Technologies are eager to hire trained talent. 

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I'm joining this program so I can transition out of the business field and into IT. I chose the IT Industry because technology is always changing, and I know the job marketing for IT will continue to grow. 

- Austin Barclift, TechHire student

Who qualifies for TechHire grant funding? 

  • Be between the ages of 17 and 29
  • Out of secondary school
  • Unemployed or underemployed
  • Have no education or work experience in cybersecurity

How to get started

  1. Complete this online interest form
  2. Wait to be contacted -- space in the TechHire Project is limited
  3. Attend an information session
  4. Pass an IT assessment
  5. Meet with a Wake Tech Workforce Career Coach and a NCWorks/NextGen Talent Development Associate
  6. Develop an individualized employment plan
  7. Begin Wake Tech coursework

Diagnose and troubleshoot computers. Earn certifications such as CompTIA IT Fundamentals, A+, Network+, and Security+.

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Troubleshoot network systems. Earn certifications such as CCENT, CCNA, and CCNA Security. 

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CCENT: Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices ICND1 Certification Exam Prep 100-105SEF-3001GT21 available classes
Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) helps to prepare you for an entry-level networking career and is the first step towards Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching (CCNA) certification. Course participants develop fundamental knowledge and ski...
CompTIA A+ Certification Exam 220-1002SEF-3001LM22 available classes
Validate your knowledge and skill in cloud computing, cybersecurity, the Internet of Things (IoT), and virtualization. This course covers operating systems, security, software troubleshooting, and operational procedures, and prepares participants for the CompTIA A 220-1002...
CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Certification Exam FC0-U61SEF-3001JP21 available classes
Are you considering an information technology career? This credential provides evidence that an individual has entry-level IT professional knowledge and skills. Course instruction will cover all six exam objectives, which include information technology concepts and terminol...
CompTIA Network+ Certification Exam N10-007SEF-3001GK21 available classes
Do you want a network-related career or need to successfully pass the CompTIA Network N10-007 exam? Register for this course to troubleshoot, configure, and manage both wired and wireless networks, understand critical security concepts, identify best practices, review newer...
CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam SY0-501SEF-3001GS22 available classes
The CompTIA Security certification is a vendor-neutral exam recognized by employers around the globe. Students enrolled in this program will gain knowledge and skills to enhance the ability to successfully pass the Security SY0-501 exam. By the end of the course, learners...
Exam Tutoring: CompTIA IT FundamentalsSEF-3001HE23 available classes
Candidates who pass the CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam certify they are IT literate. They have a basic knowledge of computing concepts related to software, hardware, networking, and security. The aim of the class is to prepare you for mastery of each exam domain. You will spen...
Exam Tutoring: CompTIA Network+SEF-3001HA23 available classes
Popular networking job roles require the CompTIA Network credential. Students will prepare to validate their knowledge of network concepts, infrastructure, network operations, network security, and network troubleshooting and tools. The goal of the class is to prepare you f...
Exam Tutoring: CompTIA Security+SEF-3001HB22 available classes
If cybersecurity is a career you’re interested in, this course is for you. Passing the CompTIA Security exam will allow you to validate your knowledge and ability to perform core security functions. Students will prepare to certify their knowledge of threats, attacks and v...
Exploring Information Technology & Cybersecurity CareersHRD-3004BO21 available classes
Regardless of the type of business, companies use computers to either enhance their products or improve their services. In this class, you will learn about high-demand computer and technology occupations with a focus on those involving Cisco, CompTIA, and Cybersecurity skill...
Career Seeking Skills for the IT IndustryHRD-3004AY2
If you want a job in the IT industry, now is the time! Career Seeking Skills for the IT Industry focuses on resume writing, online applications and interview techniques. Learn targeted job-seeking strategies. Examine the use of keywords and phrases for careers in IT. Review...
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TechHire Project SECURE Grant Details

Project SECURE (Supporting and Enhancing CyberSecurity through Upwardly-mobile Retraining and Education)

Active 2016-2020

Service area: Wake, Johnston, Durham counties

All costs of this program (100%) are financed by the US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration grant project # HG-29368-16-60-A-37, which provides a total of $3,965,670.00 in funding. Additional resources valued at $1,558,233 have been leveraged by project stakeholders as contributions to ensure program success.

Employer Partners:

HCL America, Inc., SAS Institute Inc., IBM

Non-Profit Partners:

Capital Area Workforce DevelopmentDurham Workforce Development Board, the City of Raleigh, and Wake County Economic Development 

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