$500K grant awarded to Mission EDC for CyberMission program

The Office of Governor Abbott on Thursday awarded the Mission Economic Development Corporation, according to a news release from the Mission EDC.

The $490,268 grant will be used to continue the CyberMission program for a second year.

CyberMission is a series of bootcamps designed to help participants earn a variety of industry-recognized cyber security certifications. Those who attend can come out of the program with certifications in CompTIA ITF+, A+, Network+ and Security+.

“This new round of funding for CyberMission will allow us to implement changes to last year’s program that will increase the program’s level of inclusivity. The most important change pertains to shifting from a full-time to a part-time model, allowing a participant to continue their current employment while studying on the side to become a cybersecurity
analyst,” said Daniel Silva, CEO of the Mission EDC, in the release.