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Microsoft to Work with Community Colleges to Fill 250,000 Cyber Jobs


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Credit: Reuters

Microsoft Corp  plans to work with community colleges across the United States to fill 250,000 cybersecurity jobs over the next four years.

Microsoft said it will provide scholarships or assistance to about 25,000 students and will provide training for new and existing teachers at 150 community colleges across the country. The company also said that it will provide curriculum materials for free to all community colleges, as well as four-year schools, in the country.

Microsoft President Brad Smith said many Microsoft customers have suffered hacks that could have been prevented or mitigated with better practices but lack the cybersecurity personnel to do so. "We clearly need to move quickly to train people," Smith said.

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