Las Vegas program teaches cybersecurity skills to homeless

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - A business innovation center in downtown Las Vegas hosted a training program that aimed to teach cybersecurity skills to people who are homeless.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the business incubator RedFlint partnered with the workforce development program Hero School Initiatives last week to offer training in a field that's experiencing a workforce shortage.

University of Phoenix Executive Dean Dennis Bonilla says there are 40,000 jobs going unfulfilled each year in industries like cybersecurity. In order to fill the gap, he says it requires educating and training more people other than just skilled workers and college students. The Las Vegas-based RedFlint is owned by the University of Phoenix.

The program hosted a series of training and educational sessions that aimed to assist people on finding a career path.

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