LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) – Texas Tech researchers obtained the Texas Expertise Connection grant from the Texas Workforce Fee. This multi-year grant totals greater than $1 million and focuses on Texas Tech’s cyber safety coaching program.
“We’ve obtained to coach a complete workforce right here, and we’ve obtained to have somebody we belief to do it,” Bryan Daniel, Chairman of the Texas Workforce Fee, mentioned. “We’re going to see three issues with this grant: we’re going to see highschool college students being educated, college college students being educated, this explicit sector, fixed change, fixed innovation, and so folks within the trade want coaching too.”
Interim Dean Stephen Bayne says the grant will assist them construct on the analysis they’ve already finished within the cyber safety subject and notes this program is important in coaching college students to identify cyber-attacks earlier than they occur.
“Folks solely want one option to get into the community and as soon as they’re within the community, they’ll do plenty of harm so it’s very important. That’s why this grant actually places cybersecurity within the forefront,” Bayne mentioned.
Bryan Daniel says Texas Tech has a monitor file of success and he hopes this may give them a possibility to make an affect on the state.
“That’s what makes Texas Tech such a priceless asset to the South Plains neighborhood and the panhandle neighborhood as a result of once they say they’re going to do it, they go all in they usually do it.”
Texas Tech competed with a number of packages throughout the state for this grant however got here out on prime.
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