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. 

Interested? Contact Myra Beckers, TechHire Grant Director at [email protected]

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. Contact Myra Beckers, TechHire Grant Director at [email protected]
  2. 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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Exam Tutoring: CompTIA Security+SEF-3001HB22 available classes
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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...
CompTIA A+ Certification Exam 220-1002SEF-3001LM2
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CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner CASP+ Exam PrepSEF-3001KG2
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CompTIA Cloud+ CVO-002SEF-3001HT2
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CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ CySA+ CS0-001SEF-3001HS2
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CompTIA Linux+ XK0-004 CertificationSEF-3001KZ2
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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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