NEWS RELEASE

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. 

    To learn more from the Prince William County Department of Economic Development please sign-up to receive our E-Newsletter and follow us @PWCDED.

     

    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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