GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A new training program from West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology is helping families find security while expanding the field.
The tuition-free Adult Career Training Program puts students on the path to jobs in cybersecurity, governance, risk, and compliance.
WMCAT says these careers offer median salaries over $100K/year and the field is only growing as information technology becomes inseparable from business.
“We know that right now economic opportunity is in technology,” Jamon Alexander, president + CEO of WMCAT said in a release.
The program is aimed at helping people living below the ALICE threshold— a measurement that looks at how economically stable some one is. ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed; meaning (despite employment) an individual or family can't get out of the cycle that pushes people into financial hardships.
The program includes a stipend, access to an emergency fund, and on-site support for their students.
You can find out more about a future in cybersecurity here.