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Future Ready Iowa will provide full tuition and wrap-around support for the upcoming DeltaV Code School class to eight Iowans with financial need from underrepresented backgrounds in technology, NewBoCo said Friday.
“This Future Ready Iowa funding is critical for low-income Iowans that are looking to get into a high demand career in cybersecurity, but cannot afford the tuition and supplies needed for the relevant training,” said Aaron Horn, New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative executive director.
The financial support will be considered for women, U.S. military veterans, people from low-income households, people with disabilities, and ethnic and racial minorities.
The grant will cover the costs for classes and supplies — including a new laptop computer for each student that will be theirs to keep upon completion of the class — NewBoCo said in a news release.
The 14-week program, DeltaV Cybersecurity, will run March 21 through May 27. Applications currently are being accepted for the class at deltavcodeschool.com
“Students in this class will get real exposure to the ways that bad agents and criminals cause harm, and learn how businesses defend and recover,” said Dan Tuuri, DeltaV program instructor.
The class will end with a 72-hour live hacking scenario in which students will put their skills to the test in responding to a simulated cyberattack, the release said.
NewBoCo is a 501(c)(3) based in Cedar Rapids.