“While these students have successfully completed this pilot program, we hope this is just the beginning of a long and powerful relationship between the students and the institutions that came together to offer this incredible opportunity,” said Dr. David C. Lizárraga , TELACU Education President and Founder of the Foundation. “We are committed to furthering this partnership and building a strong and diverse pool of candidates for the cybersecurity and technology industry.”
The Infoblox Diverse Learner Certification Program integrated company training, certification, and mentoring into the University of La Verne computer program. Students who participated in the inaugural class attended Infoblox courses, previously only available to working professionals. Upon completion of the program, students were eligible to earn two certifications:
- DDI Professional, the world’s most popular vendor agnostic DDI certification
- DDI Configuration & Administration, Infoblox’s most popular product training certification
These classes, certifications, and ongoing tutorials from Infoblox’s [email protected] Blox’s Hispanic Employee Resource Group (ERG) aimed to prepare students with foundational skills to embark on careers in IT networking and a noticeable edge when seeking employment.
“Through the Infoblox Diverse Learner Certificate Program, our students gained career-ready knowledge of industry professionals and developed invaluable insights that they will carry into their lifelong professions,” said Dr. Devorah Liebermanpresident of the University of La Verne. “We are deeply grateful to Infoblox and the TELACU Educational Foundation for making this possible, and we look forward to the start of additional partnerships and the like.”