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Connected Women of NC Awards First Scholarship to Carolina Career College Student

On December 22nd, a growing Triangle-based organization dedicated to helping professional women network and succeed in the technology field awarded its first scholarship.  Connected Women of North Carolina presented a $1,000 scholarship to Rose Harris, a new student at Carolina Career College.

Carolina Career College and CWNC staff presents Rose Harris with her scholarship

Carolina Career College and CWNC staff presents Rose Harris with her scholarship

In her award application, Rose Harris discusses how she returned home after serving 21 years in the military to be her ailing mother’s caregiver.  After working two jobs following her military service, Rose desired to make a career change to Information Technology to “build upon the skills I’ve learned in the military and increase my skill knowledge.”  She will pursue a career in the rapidly growing Cybersecurity field while training in the Security and Network Infrastructure Specialist program at Carolina Career College.

The women of CWNC with scholarship winner Rose Harris

The women of CWNC with scholarship winner Rose Harris

Rose says she’s excited to get her first IT certification, as she has begun to tackle her CompTIA A+ course.  New figures prove that Rose has selected the right career path.  There are currently over 300,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs available in the United States.  That figure is expected to rise to 1.5 million by 2020.

“We are so thrilled to partner with Carolina Career College to honor Rose Harris in her studies and help her move forward in her career.  She is an amazing woman”, said Dawn Barnett, President of Connected Women of North Carolina.

Carolina Career College President Scott Aaron congratulates Rose

Carolina Career College President Scott Aaron congratulates Rose

Rose began classes on December 14th, and the check presentation took place Tuesday, December 22nd   in the lobby of the Carolina Career College RTP campus.  Connected Women of North Carolina and Carolina Career College look forward to working on future projects together in 2016 to provide additional opportunities for women seeking to enter and advance in the Information Technology field.

For more information on Information Technology training and career placement assistance, call 919-336-1000 or submit this form!

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