Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area Partners With CyberDefenses Inc. to Support Texas Industry Partnership Initiative

Date: Nov. 1, 2018

Media Contact: Lisa Givens
Phone: 512-463-8556

AUSTIN ⎯ CyberDefenses Inc. and Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area (Rural Capital) have partnered to establish a cybersecurity training academy and apprenticeship program. The program is part of the Texas Industry Partnership (TIP) initiative and will help up to 90 eligible participants become cybersecurity professionals. This customized training is made possible using a $95,000 TIP grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and leverage funds of $95,000 from CyberDefenses Inc. The grant will benefit workers in the Rural Capital area.

Photos from the event can be downloaded from TWC’s Flickr page.

 “Texas is fortunate to have CyberDefenses and Rural Capital collaborating to provide workforce training with the assistance of this Texas Industry Partnership grant," said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez. “This partnership reflects the state’s ongoing commitment to employee development and helping Texas workers increase their skill sets, which leads to successful and rewarding careers.”

The Texas Industry Partnership program is a $1 million program that allows the local workforce board to apply for funds, leveraged by local industry partners, on the behalf of workforce related project. Ideally the funds are to create occupational job training programs that will improve the skill sets of individuals for jobs in six designated industry clusters: advanced manufacturing, aerospace, biotechnology, information technology, petroleum refining and energy. Funding can be used but is not limited to curriculum, equipment, instructors and small building improvements.

For more on this training program, businesses are encouraged to contact their local Workforce Solutions office or visit the Texas Industry Partnership Program webpage.

CyberDefenses Inc. contact: Marketing Director Keri LeBlanc, 512-569-0619,


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