Cybersecurity Training Program Expands to Colorado Springs

January 2, 2017

A Denver-based cybersecurity training program is expanding to Colorado Springs with a 36-week class that begins Jan. 30 and is targeted at local veterans and other technology professionals who want to move into the fast-growing industry.

The SecureSet Academy training program, called the CORE Technical Bootcamp, is designed to prepare workers to get jobs that pay annual salaries between $60,000 and $85,000 in an industry that is expected to have up to 1.5 million unfilled jobs within two years, said Bret Fund, founder, president and CEO of SecureSet Academy.

“The traditional evolution of a cybersecurity career path – getting certifications on the job and/or committing to four-year degrees – isn’t fast enough to meet the demand.”

“The traditional evolution of a cybersecurity career path – getting certifications on the job and/or committing to four-year degrees – isn’t fast enough to meet the demand,” Fund said. “We can take someone from the gates of a military base to their first job in cybersecurity in six months. We believe in giving people the opportunity to move into the cybersecurity industry and the military are an optimal fit for that industry, so Colorado Springs is a natural location for us to expand.”

Written by Wayne Heilman, at the Gazette this story can be found at gazette.com.