Starting this January Media Arts and Film, in partnership with Continuing Education will be offering a unique fully-online social media specialist pathway.
This year, a New Mexico Chapter of the Internet Society, a global nonprofit dedicated to an equal and affordable internet worldwide, was established in the Land of Enchantment. To learn more about the Internet Society and local efforts to support affordable and accessible Internet for all communities in the New Mexico, visit www.internetsocietynm.org
Join us for the indigenous Connectivity Summit in Santa Fe November 8 and 9 at the Hotel Santa Fe. Two days of training on the 6th and 7th will offer an introduction to Community Networking.followed by two days of sessions exploring IT access and education in rural and indigenous communities. Seeded by New Mexico TechWorks and 66andCo, the event is co-hosted by the Internet Society with New Mexico TechWorks, the 1st-mile Institute and First Mile Connectivity Consortium. The event is sponsored by Google. ICANN, ARIN, and REdiNet. Civic leaders and community members are also invited to join us at a Reception on Wednesday, November 8 from 4:30 to 5:30.
Northern New Mexico College is launching a new Cybersecurity training program with help from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Los Alamos National Labs. The Cybersecurity series of classes are part of a recently accredited program backed by a three-year $433,000 NSF grant to create a workforce to protect against cyber threats. A “400-level” Information Assurances and Security class will be supplemented with virtual laboratories, or vLabs, and will assist students in applying the fundamental principles they learned about cybersecurity. The program will also include Internships and course work can be covered in a two-year timeframe and students can complete the program with a bachelor's degree in Information Engineering Technology with a concentration in cybersecurity. At LANL, entry-level jobs in cybersecurity pay annual salaries in the $70,000 to $80,000 range. Read more about it here.
New Mexico TechWorks is a community coalition to support New Mexico Emergent Media and Technologies and implement the White House TechHire initiative. TechHire is a multi-sector effort to give Americans pathways to well-paying technology jobs.