Colorado Springs, Colo., January 8, 2018 — Discover Goodwill is among 10 nationwide Goodwill organizations competitively chosen as a leader in digital skills expansion and training through a new initiative with Google called the Goodwill Digital Career AcceleratorSM – made possible by a $10 million grant from Google. Discover Goodwill is receiving a $300,000 grant to fund its participation as a Digital Change Agent—providing Security+ training for those seeking to increase their marketability in the information technology (IT) field by obtaining cyber security certification. Training is free and geared toward IT professionals who have networking and administrative skills in Windows-based TCP/IP networks and familiarity with other operating systems, such as OSX, Unix and Linux.

Discover Goodwill’s comprehensive training program will give participants the required knowledge to pass the CompTIA Security+ Certification—combining online and in-person coursework. Customized training is available to employers that enroll multiple employees and flexible study hours are available—including daytime, evenings and weekends.

Additional Program Benefits:

• Live Facilitator Support and Case Management

• Job Placement and Retention Assistance

• Paid Voucher for Certification Exam

• Practice Quizzes and Online Learning Materials

• Hands-on Learning Workshops

• Résumé Building and Interview Prep

• Internships Available

Interested individuals or organizations can begin the application process by contacting Miriam Yost at 719-381-9463 or email myost@discovermygoodwill.org. Additional IT training courses include A+ and Network+.

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