As more and more individuals and businesses rely on internet- and cloud-based technologies, more and more systems become vulnerable to hackers and dark agents. This is why cybersecurity education and information technology as a whole is offered through classes and programs at Virginia’s Community Colleges. And the evolving dynamic field is exactly why Herbert Hunt decided to start down the path towards an IT career through Camp Community College.
Herbert has only been in college for one semester, but is already on his way to starting a career in the IT field through Camp Community College’s Workforce Development Center. A recent graduate of Franklin High School, he has enrolled in and is wrapping up his first step in G3 – the CompTIA A + Certification class.
According to the CompTIA website, this certification, “is the preferred certification for technical support and IT operational roles.” Through his training at Camp, Herbert will learn basic security skills, how to configure device operating systems, troubleshoot problems and support issues, provide basic IT networking support and help to implement data backup and recovery.
“What made me so interested in the IT field is that it is always growing and change happens often, and I like to accept difficult tasks that require me to engage it in different ways,” Herbert said.
G3 funding helped Herbert to concentrate on his studies rather than focus on how he was going to pay for the instruction.
“It (G3) has helped me alleviate my stress about how I would deal with my money for school, and I am very thankful for that!”, he said. “Ever since I started at Camp, I have become more responsible, and more devoted to my career; for that I am excited to see how far I can go!”
Herbert has been selected to start the Bank of America – Pathways to Employment Apprenticeship in the spring. Way to go, Herbert!