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Daytona State grant to expand job training programs
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Posted: 2012 Oct 05 - 00:01

Daytona State College will receive nearly $850,000 over the next four years as part of a consortium of 12 Florida colleges awarded a $15 million grant by the U.S. Department of Labor to develop advanced workforce training programs.

The consortium's grant award is part of the labor department's Training Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training initiative, which dedicated $500 million in grants to community colleges and universities across the country to develop and expand innovative.

Daytona State will use its portion of the award to create a multi-step training process focused on the region's workers and industry needs.

Daytona State also will establish an advisory board of local employers to provide internships and jobs for program participants, who also would be recruited into engineering technology-related certificates, associate of science and bachelor's degrees offered by the college.

The program will particularly target veterans returning from overseas and clients of the Volusia/Flagler Center for Business Excellence.

Daytona State College to lead cyber forensics consortium

Hacking, phishing, viruses, identity theft and cyber stalking are the nemesis of technology users and developers, and when these often devastating cybercrimes are committed, it's time to call on a cyber-forensics expert to come to the rescue.

Daytona State College will be the lead institution in a consortium whose goal is to advance cyber-forensic education in the southeastern United States. The consortium is comprised of nine colleges from Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas, and operates as the Southeastern Advanced Cybersecurity Education Consortium (ACE). Its work will be funded by a National Science Foundation grant of about $1.8 million over four years.

Cyber forensics is a means to gather, process, interpret and use digital evidence related to cybercrime.

More information about the grant can be found at www.DaytonaState.edu/ace.

Embry-Riddle student receives Upsilon Pi Epsilon Scholarship

The international computing honor society Upsilon Pi Epsilon has awarded a 2012 Special Recognition Scholarship to Michael B. Kouremetis, an undergraduate Computer Science student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Mr. Kouremetis is a fourth-year student in the Department of Electrical, Computer, Software and Systems Engineering within the College of Engineering. Mr. Kouremetis will be completing his studies for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in May of 2013. He is currently the Vice-President of the ERAU chapter of UPE.

For more information on Upsilon Pi Epsilon, visit http://upe.acm.org/.

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