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

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

TEMPE, Ariz., Aug. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- University of Advancing Technology (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.

UAT Provost Dr. David Bolman said, “With a cyber curriculum that launched in the 1990s, 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.

About EVIT:
Career & Technical Education for the Phoenix Area. The East Valley Institute of Technology is one of the best resources Arizona's students have to guarantee themselves success. Upheld as a model for career and technical education by the U.S. Department of Education, EVIT provides students with the advanced skills and training needed to thrive in today's competitive job market. EVIT offers more than 40 tuition-free, career specific classes for high school students. EVIT provides 3 elective credits each year. Classes are also available to adults for competitive tuition.

About UAT:
University of Advancing Technology (UAT) is an elite, private technology University in Tempe, Arizona, focused on educating students in advancing technology who desire to innovate for our future. Our technology infused, urban campus is a technology nexus; a collection of technophiles, tech geeks and mavens of the digital world that evolve into top technology executives, master programmers, cyber warriors, forensic sleuths, robotic engineers, interactive filmmakers, and game innovators for entertainment and government animation applications.


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