Wake Tech Receives $3.9M TechHire Grant

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Congratulations to Wake Tech Community College, lead applicant, and its  partner the Capital Area Workforce Development Board (CAWDB) for securing a $3.9 million TechHire Partnership Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to prepare at least 450 people for computer-related occupations reliant upon workers with cybersecurity skills. This is the largest single grant award in Wake Tech’s history.

Project SECURE (Supporting and Enhancing Cybersecurity through Upwardly-mobile Retraining and Education) is a collaborative effort involving Wake Tech, CAWDB, Wake County Economic Development, the City of Raleigh, Durham Workforce Development Board, and local employers. Participants will progress along targeted career pathways, obtaining increasingly advanced work experience and  certifications to enable their career advancement and maintain availability of entry level positions for new workers.

The TechHire initiative was first announced in March 2015. Its purpose is to build tech talent pipelines based on local employment sector needs in communities across the nation. Thirty-nine grants totaling $150 million were awarded in 25 states. GrantProse is pleased to have had the opportunity to assist the talented and dedicated faculty and staff at Wake Tech and CAWDB in the preparation of this proposal.