Cyber Security Educational Program for Single Mothers Application

Cyber Security Educational Program for Single Mothers

Women in Technology (WIT) and its program and funding partners are providing a Cyber Security Certificate program to benefit 20 disadvantaged adult single mothers ages18-30, interested in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) workforce education and employment, and are looking to improve the quality of their lives and the lives of their children.

Program Information, Eligibility and Requirements

  • Must be an adult single mother ages 18-30
  • Must live in the state of Georgia
  • Applicant is required to make a commitment to attend the 12-week course - Fundamentals of Cybersecurity and Information Security Continuing Education Program offered by Emory University (WIT partner) taught by industry experts on Saturdays 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. starting January 14, 2023 - April 1, 2023
    • Each participant completing the program will be awarded a Fundamentals of Cybersecurity and Information Security Certificate of Completion
    • The top 50% of highest scores from those participants that successfully complete this course will receive free job placement services by Cognizant Softvision in an entry level position
    • Free childcare provided by Sheltering Arms (near Emory) for no more than 1 child, age range 1-5 if needed for the duration of the course (12 weeks – on Saturdays, time range specified for class participation) (Additional children and other ages will be considered on a case by case basis - mothers will be required to remain onsite for duration of class in a designated workspace, with a monitor, keyboard and mouse)
    • WIT will partner with the Atlanta Regional Commission and their partners to provide free transportation to and from class (transportation to and from Sheltering Arms is also included for those needing childcare)
    • Each participant will receive a laptop to use for this course. Those participants completing the course will be able to keep the provided laptop for their own personal use
    • Lunch Gift Cards to purchase lunch will be provided at no charge for each Saturday through the duration of the program (12 weeks)
    • Professional Development coaching will be provided, that will help each participant overcome self-doubt and limiting beliefs, to help them pursue their dreams with complete clarity and bold confidence.Online workshops will be offered free of charge that will help each participant get clear goals and envision themselves with a thriving future. It will also elevate their personal brand by increasing their visibility in the community and help them learn how to build their own vibrant community of support.
    • Financial Literacy and Nutritional coaching provided free of charge by Warrick Dunn Charities
    • Membership in WIT, and upon completing the course, will receive free admission to WITs monthly Forum events (educational breakfast meetings) for 2 years following completion of the program
    • The participant completing the program with the highest score for that program, highest score for the program calendar year and is an ambassador of WIT, helping us get others involved in the program, will be recognized at the WIT Woman of The Year annual event and will also be awarded a monetary donation to celebrate their achievement
  • Deadline to apply is by midnight, December 31, 2022
  • 100% attendance is required.  Only 1 class can be missed with proven extenuating circumstances
  • Any applicant applying for the program must meet initial requirements, will also be required to provide photo ID, 2020 completed tax return showing their annual GROSS income to be less than $36,000 annually, proof of employment in a technical field (retail employment qualifies) or college enrollment with a focus in technology.  If recently furloughed in 2021 due to Covid-19, please apply.  Will need to provide of being furlough documentation.
  • Any applicant must be willing to attend a face to face interview with the WIT Single Mothers' Program Steering Committee
  • Participants must agree to all program requirements and provide their signature to the Program Commitment Statement included in the application
    • Program Commitment Statement: I understand that WIT and their Partners are investing over $10,000 in each individual participating in this program and my signature attests to my commitment to fully meet all program requirements, be on time for 12 weeks, and to finish this course with the best of my ability
  • Any applicant must write a maximum 500-word cover letter to Tell Us Your Story:
    • Tell us a little about yourself, where you are in your life
    • Why you want to participate
    • Why you should be selected
    • Your career goals
    • What would being awarded this opportunity mean to you
    • Anything else that you think is important to share with the selection committee
  • Any applicant must provide 2 Letters of Recommendation (500 word maximum each) that includes the following about you:
    • ─Your character
    • ─Your reliability
    • ─Your determination to succeed
    • ─Your work and honesty ethic
    • ─Your ability to problem solve
    • ─Your dedication to your career and to your family
    • ─Why you should be chosen in the Cyber Security Educational Program for Single Mothers

Cyber Security Educational Program for Single Mothers Application

The following contains the submission form that we need you to complete to apply for this program.  Remember that the essay questions of this form is your opportunity to sell yourself and tell us why you should be selected to participate in our Cyber Security Education Program.

Good Luck!

 

Click HERE to learn more about the WIT Single Mother’s Cyber Security Educational Program, Program Objectives, Program Benefits and Eligibility Requirements

 

 

Application Submission Deadline: Before midnight, December 31, 2022

Contact Information

Divorced (have divorce decree)
Single (never married)
Widow
Separated (divorce filed, not finalized)
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Child Support
Alimony
Disability
Government Assistance
Social Security
Other
None
Yes
No

Technology Knowledge

Computing Essentials
Engineering
Mathematics
Physics
Computer Science, Information Technology or Info. Systems
Other Stem fields (please specify below)
None
Data analyst
Database administrator
IT security administrator/specialist
IT support specialist
Network administrator
Network engineer/specialist/support
Risk management specialist
Security administrator, auditor
System administrator
Other (specify below)
None
Yes
No
Yes
No

Program Committment Statement

Program Commitment Statement: I understand that WIT and their Partners are investing over $10,000 in each individual participating in this program and my signature attests to my commitment to fully meet all program requirements, be on time for 12 weeks, and to finish this course with the best of my ability. (for further review of the commitment guidelines, select this link: https://bit.ly/WITSMPCyberSecProgram)

Disclaimer

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