New scholarships now available for Jefferson State’s fast-track IT programs

FROM STAFF REPORTS

HOOVER – Jefferson State Community College’s Center for Workforce Education has partnered with the National Center for Women and Information Technology to provide scholarships for the college’s fast-track IT offerings.

“Jefferson State is very excited to partner with the National Center for Women and Information Technology,” said Jefferson State Director for Workforce Education Leah Bigbee. “This partnership will provide scholarships for online training that can lead to meaningful employment, and the training can be completed in a short amount of time.”

The partnership will offer scholarships for the following online programs through the Center for Workforce Education:

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+
  • CompTIA Cloud+
  • Java Programmer

Eligibility and the application process for this digital skills grant opportunity can be found at Aspirations.org/scholarship/alabama-digital-skills-initiative. Questions about the classes or registration can be answered at (205) 856-7710 or by emailing workforcedev@jeffersonstate.edu.

The Center for Workforce Education at Jefferson State Community College delivers fast-track skills training designed to quickly train individuals or immediate employment.

The college’s portfolio of non-credit training covers healthcare, IT, manufacturing, craft training, and business sectors and is ever evolving to accommodate the needs of employers in the state of Alabama.

The National Center for Women & Information Technology is a non-profit community of more than 1,240 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase the influential and meaningful participation of girls and women — at the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, age, sexual orientation, and disability status — in the field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development.

NCWIT equips change leaders with resources for taking action in recruiting, retaining and advancing women from K-12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers.