Sen. Ossoff Strengthening Cybersecurity Job Training Programs at Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, Ga. — U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff is strengthening cybersecurity job training opportunities for metro Atlanta students.

Today, Sen. Ossoff announced he is delivering Federal resources to strengthen the Cybersecurity Leadership Center at Clark Atlanta University, increasing the number of career opportunities in the cybersecurity field and boosting opportunities for HBCU students.

With the Federal funding, Clark Atlanta plans to enhance its current cybersecurity curriculum and agrees while also offering students and faculty greater access to cybersecurity software and training programs.

Sen. Ossoff brought Republicans and Democrats together to deliver $500,000 for the project through this year’s bipartisan government funding package, working alongside Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock.

“I’ve appropriated funds to strengthen the Cybersecurity Leadership Center at Clark Atlanta University, helping Clark Atlanta students prepare for rewarding and good-paying cybersecurity careers,” Sen. Ossoff said. “I thank Clark Atlanta President Dr. George T. French, Jr., Ph.D. for bringing this proposal to my office and for his leadership in the community.”

“We thank Senator Ossoff for the continued support of his office,” said President French. “Through collaboration with IBM, Clark Atlanta University pioneers the establishment of the Cybersecurity Leadership Center, fortifying students for burgeoning career paths in cybersecurity across Georgia. Our joint endeavor not only amplifies diversity in the cyber workforce but also enhances curriculum and equips individuals with cutting-edge tools to combat cyber threats. Together, we extend our reach beyond academia to empower communities far and wide.”

“According to labor market information from the State of Georgia, the demand for cybersecurity employees will increase over the years with a projection of 11.8 percent, it is imperative that we prepare our students majoring in Cybersecurity to enter the cyber workforce within the United States and to excel in this field.” said Dr. Olugbemiga Olatidoye, Professor/Coordinator, Dual Degree Engineering Program (DDEP).

Clark Atlanta University’s Cybersecurity Leader Center in partnership with IBM prepares students for the increasing number of career opportunities in the cybersecurity field within the State of Georgia and to meet IBM’s goal of increasing a more diverse cyber workforce within the United States.

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