DeltaV Code School has received funding from Future Ready Iowa that will pay full tuition for up to eight students in its upcoming cybersecurity class.
Future Ready Iowa will provide tuition assistance and wrap-around support to 8 Iowans with financial need from underrepresented backgrounds in technology, such as women, U.S. military veterans, low-income households, people with disabilities, and ethnic and racial minorities. The grant will completely cover the costs for classes and supplies – including a new laptop computer for each student, that will be theirs to keep upon completion of the class.
“This Future Ready Iowa funding is critical for low-income Iowans that are looking to get into a high-demand career in cybersecurity, but cannot afford the tuition and supplies needed for the relevant training,” said Aaron Horn, NewBoCo Executive Director in a release. “We are passionate about providing opportunities to individuals who have additional hurdles to overcome, and we are very thankful for the State of Iowa’s continued support.”
The inaugural cohort of the 14-week program, DeltaV Cybersecurity, will launch on March 21, 2022. The class runs through May 27,
Applications are currently being accepted for the class, and all eight state-funded spots are currently available.
“We need to help organizations prevent, detect and respond to cyber attacks and threats in a rapidly changing environment,” said Dan Tuuri, DeltaV Program Instructor. “Students in this class will get real exposure to the ways that bad agents and criminals cause harm, and learn how businesses defend and recover.”
Tuuri says that they’ve tried to tailor the class around what makes sense in Iowa, and in the Corridor.
DeltaV’s course begins with brief instruction on networks, server administration, and cloud computing. It also covers artificial intelligence, physical security and disaster recovery planning, among other topics.
“The class is designed to make sense even to students who don’t previously have a lot of computer training,” Tuuri said.
DeltaV’s courses will feature industry professionals as guest lecturers, including those who have worked in industrial control systems, crime investigation, auditing, and network infrastructure.
Students will access digital libraries with tens of thousands of resources to support their learning.
The class will end with a multi-day live hacking scenario, in which students will put their skills to the test in responding to a simulated cyberattack.
Those who are interested can view the upcoming schedule and apply at www.deltav.school.