Wisconsin Nonprofit Works with Governor Tony Evers' Office on Cyber Workforce Proclamation

Madison, WI, August 26, 2019 --(PR.com)-- A new Wisconsin nonprofit, the Center for Women and Minorities in the Cyber Workforce at the Cyber Institute, recently worked with the governor’s office to successfully advocate August 26 through August 30 as Women and Minorities in the Cyber Workforce week. The Center's Executive Director, Taylor Rodriguez Vance, says “the cybersecurity industry is growing at an incredibly fast rate. While the number of jobs in cybersecurity is ever-growing, the same cannot be said about the workforce needed to fill those jobs”. The nonprofit aims to reduce the workforce deficit through innovative education, policy advisement, and workforce development for youth and young adults, particularly women and minorities in disenfranchised communities.

The Cyber Institute operates two departments, the Cyber Risk Research and Policy Institute and the Center for Women and Minorities in the Cyber Workforce. Taylor leads the Center for Women and Minorities in the Cyber Workforce and she says that “increasing awareness and establishing partnerships is key to increasing the numbers of women and minorities in the cyber industry.” Business Development Manager at Discover Goodwill, Kristin Amundson says, “The Cyber Institute has been a valuable partner in helping to cross-promote our efforts in IT training and workforce development. I appreciate the insight into how to provide further IT training to more women and minorities.”

About Cyber Institute
Cyber Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and international NGO that advises government and industry on matters related to cyber policy, pathways into the workforce, and cyber education curriculum. Our staff has specialized knowledge and experience innovating workforce development and hold dual positions in academia and the Cyber Institute. We work to help reduce barriers into cybersecurity and STEM related careers by advancing traditional and non-traditional pathways; for women and minorities in particular. By increasing access to education, employment, and workforce development, we believe they will have greater opportunities for self-determination and self-reliance. Reach us at info@cyber-institute.org and find us at https://www.cyber-institute.org

Taylor Rodriguez Vance
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