RICHMOND COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - Hundreds of eager students attended a joint orientation between Augusta Tech and Augusta University at the new Georgia Cyber Center. It was to celebrate the inaugural building and what it means for students and the community.
University officials say they are concerned about the gap in careers for cybersecurity so they're excited to have both programs under one roof.
"The students that are here are focusing on cybersecurity and the idea that you not only have education but you also have industry and the GBI cybercrime just provides additional opportunities for the students and their learning and some of those hands-on activities that will enhance their cybersecurity education," said Augusta University Cyber Institute Assistant Director Karen Ribble.
Classes begin August 15th for Augusta University and Augusta Tech students start August 20th.