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Augusta Business Daily: Cybersecurity and other programs to benefit from Metallica money

Editor’s note: Last week, ABD reported that heavy metal rockers Metallica would present $100,000 to Aiken Tech through their foundation. The college is one of 11 that will receive funding from the Metallica Scholarship Initiative, through the band’s charitable foundation, All Within My Hands. It is the first time a South Carolina college has been included. Dana Lynn McIntyre’s story takes a closer look at how the investment will benefit students and the workplace.

Students and the CSRA workplace will be the beneficiaries after the internationally known heavy metal band, Metallica, put a spotlight on Aiken Technical College.

Chad Crumbaker, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, said they are looking to create as many pipelines as possible into cybersecurity careers, particularly in the areas of dual enrollment.

“The Aiken County Career and Technology Center this year is launching a cybersecurity program, and we’re working with them to get college credits for those programs as well,” he explained. “We wanted to see as a clear pathway from what they do into what we do. So, we’re going to use this as an opportunity to emphasize this new program they’re doing there, and how comes over to us.”

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