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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Exam Tutoring: CompTIA IT FundamentalsSEF-3001HE27 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-3001HA24 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-3001HB24 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-3004BO22 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...
CompTIA IT Fundamentals Certification Exam FC0-U51SEF-3001GN2
Are you new to the workforce, considering an information technology career, or do you have a desire to successfully prepare for the CompTIA IT Fundamentals Exam? Enroll in this course to develop a foundation of knowledge about personal computers and the skills required to wo...
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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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