HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania — In an effort to create and manage a collaborative cybersecurity ecosystem, the LindenPointe Development Corp. launches Pennsylvania Cybersecurity Center at eCenter here.
The center will be the first of its kind in Pennsylvania, according to a statement.
“With approximately 16,000 open cybersecurity positions in Pennsylvania alone and more than 600,000 across the country, the Pennsylvania Cybersecurity Center represents an opportunity for our region to become a leader in training the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. said Jeffrey Meier, LindenPointe Development Corp. . executive Director .
The center will work with area businesses, education centers and workforce development organizations to provide training, as well as paid internship and apprenticeship opportunities, according to the statement. It will also incubate cybersecurity startups.
“Our primary focus will be to provide training on current security applications and services to local high school and college students, as well as area employers looking for new career options,” Meier said.
“The Pennsylvania Cybersecurity Center aspires to be a formidable catalyst in the field of cybersecurity, supporting businesses and regional institutions in protecting their critical systems infrastructure.”
A pilot program will launch in February, with 30 students expected from area high schools and colleges, and a center kick-off meeting is scheduled for later this month.
Funding for PCC comes from a grant from the PAsmart Industry Partnership as well as contributions from the CHIP Foundation, Hudson Construction and the Margaret Walker Foundation.
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