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How to Fix the “Serious Cybersecurity Talent Shortage”

Cybersecurity Has a Serious Talent Shortage In a recent article published on the Harvard Business Review website titled “Cybersecurity Has a Serious Talent Shortage. Here’s How to Fix It,” author Marc van Zadelhoff, General Manager of IBM Security, challenges the cybersecurity industry to get rid of the tunnel vision they have when looking for new… Read more »

Breaking Down Stereotypes about IT Careers for Veterans

Breaking Down Stereotypes about IT Careers for Veterans Federal statistics show that military veterans often have a higher unemployment rate compared to non-veterans. According to The Conversation, this may be due to stereotypes both from hiring managers and from veterans on misconceptions about their post-military job qualifications. The article states, “Veterans fall prey to their… Read more »

Top 10 Reasons Why IT Certifications are so Important

We interviewed the Carolina Career College staff and asked them one simple question: Why are IT certifications so important? Here’s what the CCC staff had to say: The advantage of IT certifications is that they represent a proven skill set. Certifications create networks of like-minded people. Much like passing the CPA exam, the BAR exam,… Read more »

High School Grads: How To Talk to Your Parents About IT Training

High School Grads: How To Talk to Your Parents About IT Career Training Every year, when graduation season rolls around, millions of students are left thinking, “What comes next?” For some, it’s a four-year college / university experience. But this traditional college education system isn’t right for everyone. Some people come out of high school… Read more »

Checkout an Example of a CCC Student’s Work!

Here’s a Real Example of a CCC Student’s Work: Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a dedicated server and a peer to peer server? Carolina Career College student, David T. is happy to help! David shows his passion for both IT and the gaming industry in this short video which he put together… Read more »

Military Appreciation Month: Why We Celebrate

Military Appreciation Month: Why We Celebrate According to Military.com, the U.S. Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM) in 1999 to ensure the nation was given the opportunity to publicly demonstrate their appreciation for the sacrifices and successes made by our service members. May was chosen as Military Appreciation Month because it already… Read more »

A Continued Camaraderie: Veterans Share Their CCC Experience

A Continued Camaraderie In honor of Military Appreciation Month, we asked several of our current veteran students to share their experience at Carolina Career College with us. Here’s what they had to say: Paul M., 27 Currently living in Sanford, NC, Paul is commuting to Carolina Career College to train in the Security Network and… Read more »

4 Facts to Consider When Researching the Right School for You

4 Facts to Consider When Researching the Right School for You High school graduation is right around the corner. Do you have a plan for what you’re going to do after you graduate? Are you still weighing the options of a traditional college vs. a community college or are you considering not receiving additional training… Read more »

Mike Rowe: Should I Go to College?

Mike Rowe: Should I Go to College? Mike Rowe is probably best known for his Discovery Channel series, “Dirty Jobs”.  Over the past few years, Rowe has increasingly become a spokesperson for higher education alternatives.  He has done this by posing a simple question you may ask yourself.  “Should I go to college?” At Carolina Career… Read more »

Decorated U.S. Army Veteran Changes Life With IT Training

Decorated U.S. Army Veteran Changes Life With IT Training Long before he would pursue IT training, Jeff Adamec joined the U.S. Army in 1995 as a 17-year old.  He left for basic training on the day he graduated from high school.  He served in the 82nd Airborne Division, 2nd Ranger Bn, 75th Ranger Regiment, and… Read more »