In Arlington County, computer-related jobs, such as computer user support specialists and web developers, were among the fastest growing jobs over the past year. You can include Network and Computer Systems Administrators and Information Security Analysts occupations, and these are just a few of the many Information Technology and Cyber Security positions that are in-demand locally and throughout the greater Washington region.
The Alexandria/Arlington Regional Workforce Council is currently offering a program that supports local companies by providing funding assistance for skills training for full-time, permanent employees. The training must be a business necessity that will enhance the company’s ability to compete in global economies, expand present markets, and help ensure the permanency of the business in Virginia. For the worker, the training will upgrade present work skills, heighten job security, provide marketable skills, and increase the possibilities for higher wages and promotional opportunities.
Participating businesses must be less than 250 employees, have a facility located in Alexandria City and/or Arlington County for a minimum of one year, and identify employees that have been with the company for a minimum of six months. Employers choose from an extensive list of IT and cyber security courses, such as CompTIA Security+, Network+, and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) – and more! Funding covers 50-90 percent of training costs, as well as certification exams and textbooks.
Interested? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for full details.