Lubbock, Texas (KCBD) – Texas Tech researchers have received a Texas Talent Connection grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. This multi-year grant totals over $1 million and focuses on Texas Tech University’s Cyber Security Training Program.
Brian Daniel, Chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission, said: “With this grant, he sees three things: high school students are being trained, college students are being trained, this particular field, constant change, constant innovation, and people in the industry too. It’s something that needs training.”
Interim Dean Stephen Bayne said the grant will help them build on the research they’ve already done in the cybersecurity field, saying the program will help students discover cyberattacks before they happen. He said it was important for training.
“There is only one way people need to get into a network, and this is very important because once you get into a network, you can do a lot of damage. It’s something that puts you at the forefront,” Bain said.
Bryan Daniel said Texas Tech has a track record of success and hopes this will give the state an opportunity to make an impact.
“That’s why Texas Tech has become such a valuable asset to the South Plains and Panhandle communities because when they say they do it, they go all out and do it.”
Texas Tech competed with multiple programs across the state for this grant, but came out on top.
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