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John A. Logan College to Launch Region’s First Cyber Center of Excellence with Grant and Support from Global Cybersecurity Education Leader Cybint

Published on September 17, 2020

John A. Logan College has received a grant award that will enable the College to offer military-grade resources, training, and support to equip students with job-ready cybersecurity skills.  

TheCyber Center of Excellence (CCE) Grant with Cybint will establish the region’s first cybersecurity learning hub for students and professionals.  At John A. Logan College, the Cyber Center will provide access to military-grade cyber education and career training through Cybint’s Platform and position participants to fill in-demand cybersecurity jobs.

According to Cybint founder and CEO, Roy Zure, now, more than ever, cybersecurity skills and knowledge are necessary to protect our organizations and ourselves. Yet, we’re facing a severe shortage of that expertise. The CCE grant program is part of a global grant initiative from international cyber education leader Cybint to help solve the workforce shortage and close the skills gap in Cybersecurity.   

Underpinning John A. Logan College’s Cyber Center is access to the Cybint Bootcamp, a program offering an affordable, accelerated route to high-paying entry-level cyber jobs for students and professionals who need to upskill or re-train for new career opportunities. In just three months, Cybint Bootcamp successfully prepares people with little or no IT background to quickly become job-ready. With a military approach, a focus on in-demand skills, and a curriculum informed by trends in the cybersecurity industry, Cybint Bootcamp graduates can differentiate themselves in their job search.

Also available at the Cyber Center is the Cybint Essentials Workshop, an expert-led cybersecurity training session designed to equip organizations’ professionals with a level of cyber literacy and understanding that changes risky behaviors and protect themselves and their organizations.

“We are excited to receive this grant, and we are excited to work with Cybint to bring these opportunities to our students and region,” Vice President for Instruction Dr. Melanie Pecord said. “Cybersecurity is a growing field in dire need of well-trained professionals. Thanks to the grant resources, our center will offer an affordable and fast-track alternative to the traditional training route for students and up-skilling professionals serving as a valuable educational hub for our community and region.”

“We’re excited to partner with John A. Logan College,” Cybint founder and CEO Roy Zur said, “and we look forward to helping establish its Cyber Education Center. In addition to accelerated career training through the cybersecurity boot camp, Cybint fosters a sense of community among our cyber centers.  Cybersecurity is a lifelong learning path, so we want students and professionals to stay connected to each other and Cybint.”

For more information on the Cybint Bootcamp through John A. Logan College, please visit:  To learn more about the Cybint Essentials Workshop for businesses, please reach out here:

About John A. Logan College
Founded in 1967, John A. Logan College consists of one central campus and extension centers in the towns of DuQuoin and West Frankfort. The community college offers programs in both baccalaureate transfer and career education. The College takes pride in providing high quality, affordable education to its citizens. JALC is in very close proximity to a four-year educational institution, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (SIU-C). The College District serves the following high school districts in Illinois: Marion, Johnston City, Herrin, Crab Orchard, Carterville, Carbondale, Tri-Co, Elverado, Murphysboro, West Frankfort, and DuQuoin.

About Cybint
Cybint is a global cyber education company with a commitment to reskilling the workforce and upskilling the industry in Cybersecurity. With innovative and leading-edge education and training solutions, Cybint tackles Cybersecurity’s two most significant threats: the talent shortage and the skills gap. The Cybint team is comprised of military cyber experts, industry professionals, and educators united under the vision of creating a safer digital world through education, training, and collaboration.