The Community Colleges of Spokane Corporate & Continuing Education Division (CCE) and SFCC’s Information Technology & Cybersecurity AAS Program recently won funding from the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) Workforce Education. The allocations must be used to expand enrollment and system capacity, while preparing students for entry into credential-bearing high demand programs with a clearly articulated pathway.
CCE will receive $180,000 in FY23, FY24 and FY25 to expand enrollment capacity for the new CMMC-AB self-paced, mentor/instructor-led Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certified Professional and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certified Associate certifications. These certifications are now mandatory for all Department of Defense supply chain manufacturers and subcontractors, and CCE is the only college-level Licensed Publishing Partner in the nation.
CCE will also receive the same amount to expand enrollment capacity for its CompTIA self-paced, mentor-led, cybersecurity trainings. The grant work will include hiring a program manager, marketing, outreach, instructional salary support, and student funding support.
SFCC’s Information Technology and Cybersercuity AAS program will receive $180,000 in FY23, FY24 and FY25 to expand the enrollment capacity through a multi-faceted approach that enhances its existing program. The work will include marketing, professional development, internship expansion, and dedicated student space. SFCC plans to create a collaborative Cyberspace for student success and to host cyber-related community events.
All three grants include $85,000 in one-time equipment funding.