The Future Workforce Starts Here
Training tomorrow’s workforce is a primary goal of Catalyst Campus, helping to ensure tomorrow’s workforce aligns with the immediate and future needs of the Pikes Peak region and Colorado’s advanced industries. The campus actively works with state and federally funded organizations, and partners with local, regional and nationally recognized educational institutions to offer a variety of technology-focused certification programs.
Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA) provides transitioning service members and veterans with critical career skills required for today’s growing technology industry. MSSA is an 18-week training course, completed over two 9-week terms, targeting high-demand careers in cloud development, cloud administration, cybersecurity administration and database and business intelligence administration.
Between the six colleges and schools, UCCS, one of the fastest growing universities in the state of Colorado, offers students an institutional experience rooted in a history of success. The UCCS Cybersecurity Programs Office (CPO) was established to identify and drive cybersecurity initiatives in collaboration with others across the UCCS campus, including areas such as cybersecurity research, community outreach and education in K-12, workforce development, and industry and non-profit partnerships.
The University of Maryland, College Park, located just outside Washington, D.C., is the state’s flagship university and one of the nation’s preeminent public research universities. The Maryland Global Initiative for Cybersecurity (MaGIC) promotes and coordinates efforts across UMD to expand its cyber education, research, and development activities. The program brings students, faculty, and corporate and government partners together to develop and deploy innovative approaches to cyber security to foster research, enhance educational opportunities, and drive practical applications.
Weber State University is a comprehensive university that provides access to educational opportunity for the Ogden, Utah, region. Weber State University’s Cybersecurity Initiative (WSUCI) aims to be the central location and resource of information for Weber State’s cybersecurity curriculum, practice, industry partnership, and community outreach. Weber State University’s commitment to cybersecurity is recognized by the National Security Agency with the designation of the university as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE).
Taking businesses to the next level
The nurturing of startups and unique small business technologies is a primary goal of Catalyst Campus to ensure business growth and advancement. Catalyst partners with state and federally funded organizations, such as SBDC (Small Business Development Center),and Colorado PTAC (Procurement Technical Assistance Center), to provide training for small businesses and startups.
The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the Catalyst Campus offers free consulting, practical training and other valuable resources for small businesses, maximizing the economic potential of entrepreneurs within the Pikes Peak region. Their mission is to help existing and new businesses grow and prosper and their goal is to help emerging and existing entrepreneurs gain control of their business operations.
The Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center (CO-PTAC) provides expert advice and assistance to companies whose customers are, or might be, government agencies. CO-PTAC services are offered at no-cost through a DoD funded grant program, and the staff consists of highly experienced contracting officials. Our goal is to improve business outcomes for companies working with government agencies in Colorado. We work with all companies able to business at the government level, whether that be local, state, or federal.