CIT Program to Receive Upgrade

Nashville State Community College Computer Information Technology Program to Receive Upgrade

Upgraded Equipment Required for Industry Certification

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 13, 2020) – A $10,000 financial gift from Information Systems Security Association’s (ISSA) Middle Tennessee Chapter has been given to Nashville State Community College. The investment will be used by Nashville State to continue preparing students for high-demand information technology cybersecurity jobs.

Students in the IT networking concentration will continue to be trained with the latest technology and eligible for Cisco certification, a requirement by most hiring industries in the greater Nashville area.

A strategic workforce development partner of Nashville State, ISSA Mid-TN made the investment after learning of the need to replace the critical networking equipment.

“It is with great pleasure that the Middle TN ISSA chapter is donating $10,000 to NSCC for the specific purpose of upgrading their Cisco networking equipment, on which students are trained,” said Laura Shiver, President of ISSA Mid-TN and a Nashville State graduate.

Shiver also encouraged participation by other organizations to invest in the college, calling it “an investment into our future IT security professionals.”

“Nashville State is committed to preparing students for careers that meet the existing and emerging needs of our rapidly growing economy. This gift ensures students are well trained to successfully enter the high-demand networking industry,” said Nashville State President, Dr. Shanna Jackson.

“We’re grateful for ISSA Mid-TN’s partnership and investment in our future IT security professionals,” said, Dr. Sarah Roberts, Nashville State’s Dean of STEM Programs.

In addition to fostering strategic partnerships, ISSA provides annual funding for scholarships to assist students pursuing the ever-growing field of IT security.

For potential students interested in pursuing Nashville State’s Computer Information Technology A.A.S. degree, please visit our website to learn more.

Nashville State Community College received a $10,000 donation from ISSA Mid-TN to purchase new networking technology for IT security students to train on. Pictured (left to right): Ashley Barton, Vice President, ISSA Mid-TN; Dr. Sarah Roberts, Dean, STEM, Nashville State Community College; Susan Richards, Treasurer, ISSA Mid-TN; Laura Shiver, President, ISSA Mid-TN; Dr. Shanna Jackson, President, Nashville State Community College; Rob Tudor, Economic and Community Development Director of IT Partnerships, Nashville State Community College; Lauren Bell, Executive Director, Nashville State Community College Foundation; and, Michael Bates, Program Coordinator and Associate Professor, STEM, Nashville State Community College.

For more information, contact:
Tom Hayden
120 White Bridge Pike
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 353-3584

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