The Cyber Bytes Foundation and Virginia Tech Partner to Address Workforce Development Needs in the Stafford County Region

Stafford, VA, March 4, 2021 – The Cyber Bytes Foundation (CBF) has partnered with Virginia Tech Richmond Center to address workforce development needs in Stafford County and the surrounding region.

Their partnership includes the development and implementation of programs in data analytics and cybersecurity. These Continuing Education Units (CEUs) courses will bring Virginia Tech faculty to the classrooms of the Quantico Cyber Hub (QCH). The state-of-the-art equipment and technology offered at the facility will be utilized by participants as they work together to strengthen and develop a next-gen data analytics and cyber workforce.

“Partnerships such as this are a prime example of how Virginia Tech continues to fulfill its global land-grant responsibility by bringing the university’s expertise in fields such as data analytics and cybersecurity to residents who want to lifelong learners transform their careers with these in-demand skillsacross the state.” Susan Johnstad, Director of the Virginia Tech Richmond and Newport News Centers.

“DoD and Federal leaders have identified advanced data analytics and cyber security as a necessity to upscale their workforce. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to deliver the solution by partnering with Virginia Tech, a world class institution, to fill this critical void for National Security.” Matt Weaver, Director of Business Development, Cyber Bytes Foundation.

Part of Virginia Tech Outreach and International Affairs, the Richmond Center helps drive innovation by sharing the knowledge resources of the university and providing educational opportunities with faculty members.

CBF is a 501(c)(3), with the mission of producing education, innovation, and outreach programs to enhance developers and cyber workforce. CBF is also an official business partner of Stafford County Public Schools (SCPS).

The QCH is the largest Cyber Security Center of Excellence in a Virginia HUBZone and is designed as an agnostic “Cyber Domain Ecosystem” where people (SMEs), processes and capabilities are brought together to customize solutions in order to accelerate the implementation of Advanced Cyber Technologies through experimentation, innovation, research and application.

For more information, contact Matt Weaver, Director of Development; e-mail: matt@cyberbytesfoundation.org or visit www.cyberbytesfoundation.org.