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CONTACT: Ginny Person Communications, Marketing & Research Manager Prince William County Department of Economic Development Email: gperson@pwcgov.org | Phone: 703.792.5500

Military Veterans and School Teachers offered free Cyber-Security Career Pathway & Curriculum Conference in Prince William County

May 31, 2018 – Prince William County, Va. –  The Prince William County Department of Economic Development is proud to sponsor The Cyber-Training and Education Conference to be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the George Mason University Science and Technology Campus in Prince William County.  The one-day cyber-security career pathway and curriculum conference is free to area military veterans transitioning into cyber-related careers and high school teachers helping prepare students.

Speakers will include representatives in both public and private sectors ranging from: the National Initiative for Cybersecurity; Hire Our Heroes; USO Metro; Virginia Veterans Initative; Northern Virginia Community College; the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; National Cyberwatch Center; Virginia Cyber Range; Booze Allen Hamilton; Northrop Grumman – CyberPatriot; Lockheed Martin; MITRE; Amazon Web Services, Prince William County public schools; Scriyb, to name a few.  

Attendees will learn about the skills necessary to be equipped to secure jobs in the cyber-security marketplace, which offers a wide-range of positions: chief information security officer, forensic computer analyst, information security analyst, penetration test, security architect, IT security engineer, network security systems administrator and IT security consultation.  Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.  Register today here and download the agenda here.  All attendees will earn 0.7 CEUs for attending.

Teachers and other attendees interested in game-based learning and hearing from edtech teachers who are leading the instructional design movement in K-12 education may also be interested in the upcoming Serious Play Conference being held at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Prince William County on July 10-12, 2018.  For more information on this conference visit: www.seriousplay-dc.com or register here and download an agenda here

 

Located in Northern Virginia within the National Capital Region, Prince William County is Virginia's second-most populous and fourth fastest growing County and is ranked among America's Top 25 High-Technology "Hotspots."  Being home to the Marine Corps Base Quantico, federal agencies and in close proximity to Fort Belvoir Army Base, Prince William County is viewed as a strategic location for cyber, information technology (IT), governance, risk management and security companies looking to connect to a highly-skilled workforce and talent pipeline.  Recognizing this and the growing importance of expanding the cyber workforce in the region, the conference is being co-hosted by the Virginia Serious Game Institute and the Volgenau School of Engineering. 

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

  • Located less than 20 miles from the nation’s capital, Prince William County encompasses a total area of 348 square miles.
  • Prince William County’s favorable blend of large land parcels, multi-use zoned sites, incentives, reliable power and ample fiber optic availability coupled with the lowest programmable computer taxes in the region, make it an ideal location for businesses seeking a location in the Mid-Atlantic region. 
  • 75% of Northern Virginia’s 1.5 million workers live within a 30-minute one-way commute to the center of Prince William County during rush hour.
  • Prince William County provides access to an outstanding talent pool of highly skilled, culturally diverse labor; 44% of the workforce has 4-year degrees.
  • Prince William County carries a AAA bond rating from all three of the major credit ratings agencies (Fitch, Moody’s and S&P).

 

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The Prince William County Department of Economic Development offers services to support and promote existing business expansion and attract new businesses to PWC. For more information, the Department of Economic Development can be reached via email at econdev@pwcgov.org, via phone at (703) 792-5500, or via fax at (703) 792-5502.