Last updated with new Preferred Providers June 13, 2022.
As part of its talent related initiatives, San Diego Regional EDC joined forces with San Diego Workforce Partnership and the Cyber Center of Excellence to launch CyberHire—a program designed to address the region’s growing demand for Cybersecurity talent and connect job seekers to secure meaningful careers.
Through two rounds of competitive application processes, the following education providers have been designated Preferred Providers of Cybersecurity and IT Talent, recognition from industry for their work in most effectively training the entry-level local workforce:
Preferred Providers of IT Talent:
- MiraCosta College – Associates of Science in System Administration
- San Diego City College – Associates of Science in Information Technology Management
- San Diego College of Continuing Education – Network Technician Certificate
Preferred Providers of Cybersecurity Talent:
- MiraCosta College – Associates of Science in Cybersecurity
- National Foundation for Autism Research – Vocational Training Program
- National University – Bachelor’s of Science in Cybersecurity
- San Diego City College – Associates of Science in Cybersecurity
- San Diego College of Continuing Education – Security Essentials Certificate
Through the CyberHire program, participants enrolled in the Preferred Provider programs receive industry-verified certification in A+ and Network+ or Security+ along with career counseling and wrap-around services from the San Diego Workforce Partnership.
Hiring IT or Cyber talent?
If you are a San Diego business interested in hiring CyberHire participants to fill your entry-level IT and Cybersecurity roles, contact us. Through funding provided by the James Irvine Foundation, the San Diego Workforce Partnership will:
- Place program participants in paid internships.
- Subsidize wages for on-the-job training.
- Host events for employers to meet CyberHire participants and showcase career opportunities at their companies.
About CyberHire: Presented by The James Irvine Foundation, CyberHire aims to transition unemployed, underemployed, and low-wage workers to quality Cybersecurity careers. CyberHire will help San Diegans launch a meaningful career that allows them to support themselves and their families.