• Single Mothers Cyber Security Program

    Single Mothers Program

Are you ready to change your life?

Apply today for the Spring 2023 Single Mothers’ Program! Our goal is to support single mothers who are in college and/or working in technology to be educated in cyber security, one of the fastest growing fields in technology with an astounding workforce gap and shortage of talent.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE DECEMBER 31 2022

Do you enjoy serving as a role model?

Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge, skills, and experiences to help others?  If so, consider applying to be a Mentor for the Spring 2023 WIT Cyber Security Education Program for Single Mothers!

APPLICATIONS CLOSE DECEMBER 31 2022

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While the percentage of women in the United States labor force has gradually climbed over the past decades, it is still significantly lower in the tech sector. WIT is at the forefront of bridging this gender gap.  We are committed to guide and mentor our participants to grow in their career by offering playbook skills and training women how to level up their careers and lives.

Are you interested in becoming a program partner?

Program Partners of the WIT Single Mother’s Program provide additional wrap around services to our mothers. Whether it be education, mentorship, or equipment – the options are endless when it comes to supporting our single mothers.

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Women in Technology (WIT) is providing a cyber Security Certificate program to benefit 20 adult single mothers ages of 18-30 per semester, living in poverty, 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.

The Cyber Security Educational Program for Single Mothers overall goal is to support single mothers (in Georgia) living in poverty who are in college and/or working and have a foundational understanding of technology, to work with WIT and our program partners to be educated in Cyber Security and Information Security, one of the fastest growing fields in technology with an astounding workforce gap and shortage of talent amongst men and women.

The Cyber Security Educational Program for Georgia Single Mothers will offer 20 single mothers ages of 18-30 per semester, the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Cyber Security and Information Security to change or further their career path in STEAM. Once the participant has earned the Cyber Security Certificate from the program, WIT in partnership with WIT Career ConneXions’ Recruiting Solutions Team, will work to find jobs for the top 50% of the class giving those single moms in Georgia the opportunity to get out of poverty and start a new career that will provide a great salary with benefits. WIT will further their relationship with the participants by offering each graduate enrollment at no charge to monthly WIT Forum Events (educational and networking breakfast meetings) for 2 years. This benefit will continue their mentoring and educational opportunities based on their individual goals “from the classroom to the boardroom.”

*Everything offered in this program is provided FREE of charge to the 20 single mothers living in Georgia selected to participate.

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      Closing The Gap for Single Mothers

      Women make up nearly half of the United States workforce, according to Pew Research. However, they still remain highly underrepresented in the skilled trade industry. A recent ‘Women in the Workplace’ study found that 40 percent of women in technical roles are the only women in the room at work. A lack of female role models, misconceptions of what it is like to work in a technical field and narrowly targeted recruitment efforts all contribute to the underrepresentation of women in technical careers. (McKinsey & Company)

      While the percentage of women in the United States labor force has gradually climbed over the past decades, it is still significantly lower in the tech sector.

      WIT is at the forefront of bridging this gender gap.  We are committed to guide and mentor our participants to grow in their career by offering playbook skills and training women how to level up their careers and lives.

      There are over 400K+ cyber job openings in the United States with entry level positions starting at approximately $50K per year to $117K per year for IT Security.

      Single Mothers Cyber Security Class Program Objectives

      • Identify and describe the fundamental security features in an information system
      • Analyze and evaluate the information security needs of an organization
      • Apply the principles of information systems security
      • Assess the effectiveness of various security systems
      • Support the formulation, design and implementation of information security systems
      • Evaluate, and analyze security threats and vulnerabilities in an enterprise system
      • Recommend and assist in the implementation of cybersecurity solutions
      • Maintain and troubleshoot an organizational information security system
      • Describe the structure and mechanism of IoT and its impact on the elements of cybersecurity
      • Explain the principles of incident response and management
      • Prepare to take the CompTIA’s Security+ professional certification

      Cyber Security Class Program Details

      20 single mothers between the ages of 18-30 are chosen to participate in the cyber security certificate program per semester. We will recruit participants by sharing this opportunity with our WIT networks, our corporate partners, and our nonprofit partners to reach a wide demographic of underserved single mothers, as well as military single mothers, living in the state of Georgia. The participants will be chosen by way of a committee made up of female and male technology executives including a technology executive that is or formerly was a single mother.

      12 week course – Fundamentals of Cybersecurity and Information Security Continuing Education Program offered at Emory (WIT partner) by industry experts on Saturdays 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

      Each participant completing the program will be awarded a Fundamentals of Cybersecurity and Information Security Certificate of Completion from Emory Continuing Education. The intent is to increase participants knowledge and skills in cybersecurity and information security to provide needed education and a certificate for the single moms to acquire an entry level position and/or further their career.

      Once the participants have earned the Cyber Security Certificate from the program, WIT will further this relationship by offering each graduate 2 years enrollment at no charge to the WIT.

      Date:

      Starts

      July 30, 2022

      Time:

      Full Day

      8:30am – 5:30pm

      Location:

      Virtual

             

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      Women in Technology (WIT) and our program and funding partners are providing a Cyber Security Certificate program to benefit 20 adult single mothers ages 18-30, 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.

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      Single Mothers Program

      Single Mothers Program Sponsors

      Single Mothers Program Minimum
      Eligibility and Requirements

      • Must be an adult single mother ages 18-30 (not married, divorced, widowed, adopted as a result of family tragedy)
      • Must live in the state of Georgia
      • Must be making $36,000 or less per year
      • Understanding of IT Fundamentals
      • For more program information contact Penny Collins at witsinglemothersprogram@mywit.org
      • To become a WIT Single Mothers program or funding partner, please contact Penny Collins at penny@mywit.org

      Would you consider funding this impactful
      Single Mothers program?

      We provide this opportunity to Georgia single mothers annually at no charge to them.

      The cost of this impactful program is:
      $11k per single mother
      $220k per semester for 20 single mothers
      $440K annually for 40 single mothers

      Single Mothers Program news

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      Women In Technology Celebrates 1 Years of Partners With Macy’s Technology!

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      2022

      Congratulations to our Fall 2021 Graduating Class

      Congratulations to our Fall 2021 Graduating Class
      2022

      Program Helps Moms Return to Work in Cybersecurity

      11Alive Feature Story on WIT Single Mothers Program  Women in Technology puts single moms through the technology cyber security certificate program at Emory, covering everything from tuition, food, rides and childcare. To Read The Full Article Click: https://www.11alive.com/article/news/local/jobs/single-moms-free-tuition-emory-cybersecurity-program/85-2ce34a53-a889-4f3e-8ee9-b5bc77f943ac You can learn more about the Single Mothers Program and how to apply here. The deadline to apply for the upcoming semester is June 5.
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