WASHINGTON, March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Enlightened, Inc. has partnered with the Howard University School of Business to create the region's premier education center for workforce development, executive training and research in Cybersecurity. The Cybersecurity Education and Research Center (CERC) will be housed at Howard University.
With continued cyber attacks across many government and business sectors, the industry is projected to see the demand for highly trained cyber security professionals and executives increase exponentially in the Greater Washington Area and nationally. The CERC will provide dynamic resources to the business community, higher education partners and local residents as they advance their knowledge, understanding and competitiveness in the Cybersecurity Industry.
"The Howard University School of Business thanks Enlightened, Inc. for their generous donation to the CERC. Their support for this center provides unique and innovative programming for our students as they enhance their skill sets, competencies, and broaden their interest in the Information Systems and Cybersecurity industry. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship through the Howard University CERC," said Dr. Barron Harvey, Dean School of Business.
"The CERC will address growing challenges Cybersecurity companies' face recruiting and hiring qualified professionals. As a native Washingtonian and longtime supporter of Howard University, addressing diversity and workforce development issues is long overdue in such a lucrative industry. Being able to not only change the trajectory of current professionals in the region but also local residents is an endeavor that we at Enlightened are proud to lead," said Antwanye Ford, President and CEO of Enlightened.
About Howard University
Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The historic main campus sits on a hilltop in Northwest Washington blocks from the storied U Street and Howard Theatre. The University remains committed to further enhancing its strategic positioning as one of the top research universities in the nation.
Enlightened, Inc. ("Enlightened") is an award-winning, HUB Zone certified, Information Technology (IT) and Management Consulting firm dedicated to helping our clients achieve success in meeting their objectives and solving their problems. Enlightened provides the highest level of service to our clients because we are thinking about their problems even when they are not.
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