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.
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
- Complete this online interest form
- Wait to be contacted -- space in the TechHire Project is limited
- Attend an information session
- Pass an IT assessment
- Meet with a Wake Tech Workforce Career Coach and a NCWorks/NextGen Talent Development Associate
- Develop an individualized employment plan
- Begin Wake Tech coursework
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TechHire Project SECURE Grant Details
Project SECURE (Supporting and Enhancing CyberSecurity through Upwardly-mobile Retraining and Education)
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.
HCL America, Inc., SAS Institute Inc., IBM