An Atlanta nonprofit called Women in Technology (WIT) has launched a Single Mothers’ Program, which offers single moms free tuition to build careers in cyber security.
WIT President Penny Collins shared:
Just in Georgia, there’s 20,000 jobs available at entry-level roles for cyber security.
Each semester, Collins selects 20 single mothers to put through the certificate program at Emory absolutely free.
The 15-week training is challenging, however, transportation and child care are free to give the moms peace of mind as they focus on their studies.
Penny Collins added:
Our corporate partners that have hired these single moms they come back and say, ‘They’re the best workers they’ve ever had because they’re hungry, they’re dedicated, they want to prove something.’
According to the official website, the Cyber Security Educational Program for Single Mothers’ overall goal is to support single mothers (in Georgia) living in poverty who are in college and/or working and have a foundational understanding of technology, to work with WIT and our program partners to be educated in Cyber Security and Information Security, one of the fastest-growing fields in technology with an astounding workforce gap and shortage of talent amongst men and women.
Watch the news report below.
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The deadline to apply for this upcoming semester is June 5, 2022.