The MassHire Greater New Bedford Workforce Board is pleased to announce a $74,690 grant was received for “SouthEast CyberSec” from the Baker Polito Administration and the MassCyberCenter of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative.

South East Cyber Sec is a public-private partnership between the four regional workforce boards of Southeastern Massachusetts, Bristol Community College, the South Coast Chamber of Commerce, and employers such as Hub Tech, Inc.

This pilot will help address the lack of skills and work experiences affecting Massachusetts employers and will utilize best practices developed in Israel, programs such as the Rashi Foundation’s Magshimim program, which create training and work experiences for students in grades 10-12.

South East CyberSec will recruit 20 talented high school juniors and seniors from Southeastern Massachusetts and shepherd them through a 15-month cybersecurity program.

Governor Baker announced that three projects will receive a total of $385,868 in Challenge grants to pilot efforts to prepare entry-level cybersecurity job seekers to meet the needs of Massachusetts employers and address the growing cybersecurity job crisis.

The program is expected to start in January 2019 and recruiting will start late fall for student enrollment. For more information on the program, please contact Dr. K. Holloway Cripps at 508.979.1504 x111 or