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Kable Academy partners with Great Oaks to create 'pipeline of talent' for Cincinnati tech companies

Posted at 6:19 PM, Oct 01, 2020

Josh Guttman, the president of local cybersecurity training firm Kable Academy, hopes a new partnership with Great Oaks Career Campuses will help turn his program into a “pipeline of talent” for Cincinnati-area companies.

The way he sees it, the demand for cybersecurity professionals isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

“You protected your home,” he said Thursday. “You put your alarm on your home. You locked your doors. Well, today, everything is on your computer. It’s on your cell phone, whether you’re at work or it’s personal.”

Some of his students want to take the next step in their career paths; some want a complete change from where they worked before.

“(They learn) how the computer works, how data streams from one computer to another, and then how to secure it,” said Kable instructor Richard Barnes. “They really begin to see, ‘Oh, wow, this is really something I’m going to love.’”

The new partnership with Great Oaks, which offers a variety of career and technical classes, will allow Guttman to expand the academy’s classes. Instead of only offering them on an intensive five-day schedule, Kable Academy will add courses for part-time students on evenings.

To learn more about applying to join the next class, visit Kable Academy’s website.