U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine have announced $1,223,553 in federal funding for Radford University’s Professional Accelerated Cyber Education program.
This funding will help secondary education students in Southwest and Southside Virginia access more educational opportunities in the cybersecurity field and prepare them for the needs of the current workforce. It will also help increase the number of students enrolled in the program and provide them with more services like academic advising, financial aid advising, and career counseling.
According to the senators, “As our economy continues to recover from the pandemic, it’s important that we’re providing educational and job training programs for Virginians in every region of the commonwealth. We’re excited to see that Radford University is receiving significant federal funding to develop a high-quality cybersecurity program that will prepare students for jobs that will help us build a 21st-century economy that is strong and safe.”
The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Rural Postsecondary and Economic Development program.