May 24, 2018

UAT Partners with East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) To Offer 2-Year Cyber Security Program

EVIT cyber security partnership with University of Advancing Technology

UAT Faculty to Teach EVIT’s Cyber Security Courses for College Credit

UAT recognizes the deficit of skilled workers entering STEM careers and is proud to announce a partnership to kick off this fall with East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT), a local technology institute for high school students.

The EVIT partnership will offer a new High School Cyber Security Program under the guidance of UAT Cyber Security Program Champion, Dr. Greg Miles, who will provide the curriculum and support in the training of EVIT Faculty. EVIT students who successfully complete the High School Cyber Security Program will earn 12 college credits toward UAT’s Network Security program.

UAT is serious about making a difference in Arizona and recently have made an impact in the community by hosting STEM workshops for local Boy and Girl Scout groups, Startup AZ Code Day as well as the Chief Science Officer (CSO) training sessions and now in offering the new EVIT partnership to high school students interested in Cyber Security.

“There’s a huge gap of students enrolled in STEM classes in the K-12 age group at the national level. The sooner these students are exposed to technology, the more likely they are to continue learning and engaging with tech-related clubs, activities, classes and careers. Events and partnerships like this inspire young students to see themselves working in tech fields well into the future” said UAT President Jason Pistillo.

President Pistillo is also a recipient of EVIT’s biggest community honor, the Sam and Olga Bender Award, for UAT’s contribution and support of EVIT over the last decade.

Jason Pistillo with Sam and Olga Bender award

Jason Pistillo with Sam and Olga Bender award

UAT Provost Dr. David Bolman said, “With a cyber curriculum that launched in the 1990’s, UAT was the nation’s first accredited higher education institution to offer information and network security degree programs. The thousands of graduates from UAT’s cyber programs provide leadership and shape how information and transactions are secured within every sector of the U.S.”

UAT is an advocate in STEM, making this collaboration a perfect partnership opportunity in the Phoenix community.

Encouraging youngsters to explore STEM skills and careers is critical to the development of our workforce.


One Response to “UAT Partners with East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) To Offer 2-Year Cyber Security Program”
  1. Awesome News! I know the UAT cyber security “lab” is one of the best around! Sometimes, when I attend Linux installfests, you may find me drooling outside the lab window… 🙂

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